NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- The final Dodge Durango is expected to roll off the assembly line Friday at Chrysler LLC's Newark assembly plant.
Production of the final vehicle marks the end of more than 5 decades of operations at the plant. It opened in 1952 and made tanks, before switching to cars in 1957.
The plant's closure will put the remaining 1,100 workers out of work. Only some of them plan to transfer within Chrysler. The others have accepted buyouts or early retirement packages.
Chrysler announced the plant closing last year.
At its peak, the Newark plant employed about 5,600 and was the state's second-largest private employer.