Belvidere Assembly & Stamping Plant

3000 West Chrysler Drive
Belvidere, IL 61008-6094, USA
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Chrysler - Belvidere Assembly & Stamping Plant
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Latitude = 42.2339383
Longitude = -88.8650214

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Floor Space
4.2 Million Sq. Ft.
280 Acres
Dodge Caliber, Jeep® Compass and Jeep Patriot
2,349 (2,202 hourly; 147 salaried) on two shifts
Plant History

Plant was constructed in 1964-65. The first car was produced on July 7, 1965. The product line from 1965 to 1977 included the Plymouth and Dodge two-door and four-door models, and station wagons, and the Chrysler Town & Country station wagon.

In 1977, the plant was converted to front-wheel drive production. From 1978-1987, the product lines included Plymouth Horizon and Dodge Omni.

In 1987, the plant underwent a $367 million state-of-the-art, 16-week model changeover to produce the Chrysler New Yorker and Dodge Dynasty, the company's full-size front-wheel drive four-door sedans. Two years later, the plant underwent a $72 million model changeover for production of 1990 models that included the Chrysler Imperial and New Yorker Salon.

In 1994, the plant was converted to produce the Plymouth and Dodge Neon. Production of the Dodge Neon ended in September 2005. The Dodge Caliber was launched in December 2005, followed by the Jeep Compass in May 2006 and Jeep Patriot in December 2006.

Belvidere Satellite Stamping Plant
Floor Space
330,000 Sq. Ft.
3 automatic transfer presses, 1 tandem press line, 1 automatic blanking line, 50 unqiue die sets
Included in Assembly Plant total listed above