Demand keeps Windsor plant at capacity
Minivan assembly at Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario plant was idled February 20 due to a parts shortage.
Workers on all three Wednesday shifts were told to stay home; as of Thursday, production was being monitored on a shift-by-shift basis reports the Windsor Star.
The Windsor Assembly Plant, which turns out 1,400 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans daily, is said to be working at capacity due to strong demand for the vehicles.
Chryler sold 2,772 Grand Caravans and 619 Town & Country minivans in January in Canada, a drop of 21 percent for the Dodge but an increase of more than 200 percent for the Chrysler compared to last January.
The top rival Toyota Sienna sold 620 units in January in Canada by contrast.