Fiat Chrysler is closing its Detroit Viper factory after it decided to end production on Dodge Vipers after its 2017 model line.
A letter from a Fiat Chrysler human resources representative revealed that the plant will permanently close on Aug. 31. The letter also states that the automaker will be able to offer employment at other locations to all workers affected by the closure.
This makes Fiat Chrysler’s Jefferson Avenue assembly plant the only one left completely within Detroit.
According to USA Today, the factory was built in 1966 before it was acquired by Chrysler in 1995. The plant was also idled in July 2010 when the Chrysler’s 2009 bankruptcy led to the Viper being temporarily discontinued.
It was announced in 2016 that the 2017 model year would be the last for Viper production.