Chrysler cuts production, idles minivan plant


DETROIT, June 30 (Reuters) - Chrysler LLC said on Monday it would cut production by closing a U.S. minivan plant and extending summer shutdowns at some of its other factories as the automaker battles slow vehicle sales amid record high gas prices. Chrysler will "indefinitely idle" the St. Louis South assembly plant, effective Oct. 31, due to volume declines in the total minivan vehicle segment, said Tom LaSorda, Chrysler's senior executive in charge of manufacturing. (Reporting by ...

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