WisBusiness: Chrysler CEO apologizes for confusion over Kenosha plant closing

By WisBusiness Staff

Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli sent a letter to members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation and Gov. Jim Doyle apologizing for misleading them on the Kenosha engine plant.

Nardelli said during a conference call last week that Chrysler was still considering keeping the plant open. He wrote that he had mistakenly conveyed information about the status of the Trenton, Mich., plant in response to a question about the Kenosha facility.

A bankruptcy filing revealed the day after the conference call that Chrysler would close the plant.

“[P]lease accept my sincere apologies for the confusion. We will continue to work with the people of Kenosha to ensure an orderly transition,” Nardelli wrote.