Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will cut the second shift at its Normal, IL, assembly plant beginning Sept. 24, a company spokesman tells Ward’s. The layoffs will take place in conjunction with a planned 2-week hiatus in total production at the facility, which will take place beginning Sept. 17, with single-shift production resuming Oct. 4. The shift reduction will impact approximately 1,200 hourly workers and cut output at the plant by 71,000 units, to 149,000 units annually. Mitsubishi is ...

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