DaimlerChrysler Corp. is producing pilot bodies of the new sport/utility vehicle (SUV) to be built next spring at its new Toledo Jeep assembly plant. DCC began running pilots through the body shop this month, but is not ready for complete body pilots of the yet-to-be unveiled product. The $600 million plant is on schedule and under budget, says Gary Henson, DCC executive vice president-manufacturing. The Jeep Cherokee assembled next door was scheduled for retirement in March 2001 to ...

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