Monday, 16 May 2022 10:01

Belvidere Assembly Plant Braces for More Layoffs Amid Uncertain Future

Written by Ken DeCoster, Rockford Register Star

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The future of the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois remains in flux as Stellantis announced yet another production shutdown earlier in May due to what the company called an unprecedented global microchip shortage.

“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” company spokeswoman Ann Marie Fortunate said in an email.


The Belvidere plant has seen its workforce, which topped 5,000 as recently as 2019, drop to less than 1,500 amid faltering Jeep Cherokee sales, which declined 34% in 2021.


To read more, see the Rockford Register Star.