DaimlerChrysler AG’s Mound Road engine plant in Detroit is closing Dec. 13. However, DC says no layoffs will occur. The engines produced at the plant, 5.2L V-8, 8L V-10 and 3.9L V-6, will be ceasing production, replaced by similar powerplants to be made at DC’s Mack I and Mack II Detroit sites. Employees will be shifted to the other plants. However, Mound Road employment has declined over the past six years, from 1,800 in 1996 to 643 today. Some workers also will be moved to DC’s Dodge ...

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