The most unusual thing about the Belvidere, IL, plant where DaimlerChrysler Corp. builds Neons is its normalcy. While automakers across the globe are working on new modular projects to help produce profitable small cars, DCC instead is turning to traditional manufacturing to make its '00 model work, says plant manager Ron Czar. The automaker is bringing auto journalists to the 3,600-employee plant this week to show that employee participation can accomplish as much, if not more, than ...

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