DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler will permanently close its Conner Assembly Plant here on Aug. 31, as production of the Dodge Viper ends.
In its 2015 contract with the UAW, FCA said it would end production of the low-volume, high-powered $90,000 sports car. No replacement had been planned for the plant.
The plant employs more than 80 people who build Vipers by hand. In a notice filed on June 30 with the state of Michigan, FCA said it expected it would be able to offer positions to all of affected employees at other locations.
Last year, FCA sold 630 Vipers, down 8.7 percent vs. 2015.
Conner is FCA's smallest assembly plant in North America, where the automaker has built the Viper -- with interruptions -- for over 25 years.