Chrysler Announces Closure of Pickup Factory in St. Louis

Chrysler says it will end production of the Dodge Ram at its St. Louis North Assembly plant next month.

The Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker said Wednesday the plant will end production July 10.

St. Louis North is one of the five plants the company said it would close by the end of 2010, as they were considered "bad assets" under Chrysler's bankruptcy protection filing.

The St. Louis plant has been closed since Chrysler filed for bankruptcy protection in April, but it will briefly resume production for two weeks starting June 29 to fulfill remaining orders of Ram trucks.

Employees will have the option to transfer to other Chrysler facilities. Those that do not move to another plant are eligible for a retirement or severance package.

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