Chrysler opens new supplier-driven Jeep plant


By Kevin Krolicki TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group on Monday began production of a new Jeep at the first auto plant in North America where suppliers have taken over key areas of production to help contain costs for a major automaker. Chrysler, a unit of DaimlerChrysler AG , began making dealer-bound versions of its 2007 Jeep Wrangler on Monday as a 100-acre supplier park began operations. Chrysler Chief Executive Tom LaSorda, who championed the unusual partnership as a ...

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