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Illinois Jeep Plant to Shut Down through October

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Oct. 8, 2021—Stellantis' Jeep Cherokee assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill., will shutdown through the rest of the month due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage.

According to The Detroit News, the automaker confirmed on Wednesday its decision to temporarily shutter the plant, which employees nearly 2,400 works and produces the Cherokee crossover. 

The Belvidere plant has already seen significant reductions in production this year due to the shortage. According to forecasting firm AutoForecast Solutions per the report, the plant has already lost nearly 120,000 units of production due to the downtime.

Ford also announced it will be shuttering its Flat Rock Assembly Plant the week of Oct. 11 due to the semiconductor shortage. 

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