Chrysler seeks tax incentives on vacant Tipton plant

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Chrysler Group is seeking tax incentives on a sprawling Indiana plant that was the heart of a deal the automaker pulled out of in 2008.

Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said Tuesday the automaker has filed for tax abatement on the plant that was originally built in partnership with German parts manufacturer Getrag, but she wouldn't release any more details.

The Kokomo Tribune reports Tipton County commissioners are expected to review the request at a Dec. 17 meeting, and the county council could consider it the following day.

The plant was going to produce transmissions as part of a deal with Getrag, but it's never been occupied. Getrag filed for bankruptcy after Chrysler LLC pulled out of a financing options agreement and left the plant without a primary customer.

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