Several northwest Ohio automotive plants have either begun their winter shutdowns or will start next week.
Workers at Chrysler Group LLC's Toledo Assembly Complex will begin a shutdown Dec. 24, with workers in the Wrangler plant scheduled to return Jan. 3, and workers on the Jeep Liberty-Dodge Nitro line scheduled to return Jan. 10, union officials said.
Workers at General Motors Co.'s Toledo Powertrain plant will begin a shutdown Dec. 24 and return Jan. 3; workers at the automaker's Defiance Foundry shut the plant for extended maintenance on Dec. 10, and are to return Jan. 3, a spokesman said.
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