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Sterling Heights Assembly Plant38111 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, MI 48313, USA
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Chrysler - Sterling Heights Assembly Plant
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Latitude = 42.5734604
Longitude = -83.0302184
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3.0 Million Sq. Ft.
Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger
1,270 (1,158 hourly; 112 salaried) (Updated: June 2010)
Facility was built in 1953 as a jet engine plant and was operated by the Army as the Michigan Ordinance Missile Plant with Chrysler serving as contractor building Redstone and Jupiter missiles. It was converted to an automobile plant in 1980 by Volkswagen and purchased by Chrysler Corporation in 1983. Production of Chrysler LeBaron GTS and Dodge Lancer began in September 1984. Dodge Shadow and Plymouth Sundance production began in 1985, and Dodge Daytona production began in 1991. Through the end of the 1991 model year, the facility had produced nearly 1.3 million vehicles. Production of the 2001 Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring sedans began in the fall of 2000, followed by the Chrysler Sebring Convertible. The all-new 2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan launched in August 2006, followed by the all-new 2008 Dodge Avenger and 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Chrysler Group announced in July 2010 that it would add a second shift of production-or about 900 jobs-in the first quarter of 2011. The Company launched production of the all-new 2011 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger on Dec. 6, 2010.