End of an era for Toledo built Jeep Liberty
The last Jeep Liberty is expected to come off the assembly line Thursday.
According to the Toledo Blade, Chryslerâ??s Jeep Liberty has been a trademark for more than 11 years, with more than 1.25 million on the roadways.
The shutdown of production means hundreds will be without a job. The Blade reports that about 800 of the 950 hourly employees will be laid off.
The 150 employees who will stay on are skilled-trades workers and will be responsible for tearing down the old equipment and installing the new.
A replacement for the Liberty is coming next year.
Production of the new vehicle, which has not yet been named, will begin sometime in the second quarter of 2013.