Sales numbers for the new Jeep Wranglers are up. Unfortunately sales numbers for Dodge Nitro are weak, and [3,000 Chrysler employees](http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071005/BUSINESS02/710050405/-1/BUSINESS “Chrysler Employees”) will be out of work for 2 weeks as the plant that manufactures the Nitro and the Jeep Liberty will shut down.
>Chrysler LLC said it has added two hours to one shift at the factories making the Wrangler and will add those hours to a second shift starting Monday. Those factories, which the company said had been working eight-hour shifts five days a week, have 1,350 Chrysler and supplier workers.
>The extra production comes after a United Auto Workers leader said Toledo Jeep could make only 583 Wranglers a day but demand was for more than 1,000 a day.
>Ã¢â‚¬Å“The public canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get enough of them,Ã¢â‚¬? said Bruce Baumhower, UAW Local 12 president at Toledo Jeep. Hearing about the added production time yesterday, he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s great that vehicle has exceeded everybodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s expectation and I hope it continues until they have to put on a third shift and hire more workers.Ã¢â‚¬?