DaimlerChrysler will suspend production at three plants this week. Bramalea, Ontario (Chrysler 300M, Concorde and LHS; and Dodge Intrepid); Detroit Jefferson North (Jeep Grand Cherokee); and Toledo, Ohio (Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler), will be down.
Bramalea worked weekly overtime from Sept. 11 to Oct. 23. It went down Oct. 30. Toledo worked overtime the week of Oct. 30; the Wrangler line was down that week.
Closed this week and next is Ford's Avon Lake, Ohio, plant, which makes the Mercury Villager and the Nissan Quest.
Year-to-date car and truck production shares in North America are 75.4 percent for General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler, and 24.6 percent for the transplants.