Fiat Chrysler will has extended the holiday break at its Windsor and Brampton Assembly plants in Ontario to last through to January 6th, 2017.
The two plants were scheduled to reopen on January 2nd following a one-day shutdown on New Years day, however FCA has now decided to extend the shutdown and place the facilities’ 9,000 hourly workers on temporary layoff to better align production with demand.
“We’re looking at demand in the marketplace and we need to adjust production to align with that,” a spokesperson for FCA told The Windsor Star.
The Windsor plant is tasked with building the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica, while the Brampton site produces the Dodge Charger and Challenger and Chrysler 300.
FCA’s fellow Detroit-based automaker General Motors will enact temporary shutdowns at five of its U.S. plants in January to help deal with an abundance of inventory as well.