Chrysler reinstates shift at Ohio plant making Jeep Cherokee

DETROIT Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:42pm EDT

The upgraded North section of the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex which will be used to produce the Jeep Cherokee is seen during a media tour, in Toledo, Ohio July 18, 2013. REUTERS/James Fassinger

The upgraded North section of the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex which will be used to produce the Jeep Cherokee is seen during a media tour, in Toledo, Ohio July 18, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/James Fassinger

DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC, a unit of Fiat SpA FIA.MI, said on Thursday that the second shift producing the 2014 Jeep Cherokee sports utility vehicle in Ohio will resume work on Monday after a five-day halt.

Production of the new Cherokee, which has a nine-speed transmission, was slowed on September 23 when the second shift was suspended, Chrysler said. By the end of August, there were 9,400 Cherokees built and held for shipment.

The 500 workers laid off for this week are to report to work Monday for the second shift at the Toledo North plant, along with 600 workers who were reassigned for this week.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Gary Hill)

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