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Saturday December 27th, 2014

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If you’re driving past the Chrysler plant on Tecumseh Road you may have noticed a huge crane hovering over the building.

The 600-ton construction crane was put into place on Friday to start installing 200 pieces of structural steel to create a new conveyor system enclosure.

Measuring just over 20 feet tall, the conveyor enclosure will house the plant’s new ‘skillet line,’ a global standard for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles facilities. The skillet moves vehicles along the line, adjusting its height to the desired level for workers, improving vehicle quality with a better line of sight. Chrysler says the skillet also provides optimal ergonomic positioning, which allows workers to function in the ‘Golden Zone,’ a 60-degree window in front of the operator that is ideal to present parts.

Chrysler says the conveyor enclosure and skillet line are just one of many improvements planned for the Windsor plant in preparation for production of a future model.

Additional projects will be completed during 14 weeks of downtime beginning in February.

Image from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Image from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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