Stellantis adds a week of downtime at its Ontario minivan plant due to sawdust shortage

About 4,500 people, mostly Unifor members, build the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Grand Caravan and Chrysler Voyager for the US market in Canada.

Stellantis resumed normal production at the factory on July 5, after being idle nearly every day since March 29.

The factory resumed operations during the week of May 31, but not at full capacity.

Although the plant resumed a two-shift operation on July 5, the automaker warned at the time that “scheduling will still be announced week-to-week”.

The facility was also down for the week of August 16 and 23 due to the regularly scheduled summer closure.

The company said production continues at the automaker’s assembly facility in Brampton, Ontario, where it produces the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger and Challenger.

chip shortage shows no signs of easing soon, and automakers in North America, Asia and Europe continued to warn of further negative impacts last week.

AutoForecast Solutions now estimates It means the industry will eventually lose 9.4 million vehicles worldwide due to chip shortages.

This worst-case scenario is up about 55 percent from AFS’ forecast two months ago.

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