Jeep Stops Production of Popular Vehicle, Idles Factory

On July 7, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones was at the top of the charts.

And on the same day the first car rolled off the line at the Belvidere Assembly Plant.

The facility, located in Belvidere, Ill., went on to produce a variety of models from the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Plymouth brands. The Jeep Cherokee has been built there since 2017.

By Tara