DETROIT -- The Chrysler group has released Haden International Group from its contract to paint Jeep Wranglers in Toledo, Ohio, and has purchased the paint plant Haden built on Chrysler's property.
Chrysler spokesman Markus Mainka said last week that the automaker also will take responsibility for resolving liens filed against the project by dozens of project contractors who contend Haden owes them millions of dollars.
"We will address the subcontractor liens on a case-by-case basis," Mainka said.
Haden disappeared from the Toledo project in February, leaving Chrysler scrambling to finish the job. Mainka says the Toledo project remains on schedule, and says Chrysler is searching for a new supplier to run the paint shop. He declined to identify companies being considered.