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Donald Trump beams as Fiat-Chrysler confirms $1 Billion in new investment and 2,000 new jobs in Ohio and Michigan


This news story was published on January 9, 2017.
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AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN – Fiat-Chrysler today confirmed the next phase of its industrialization plan by announcing a total $1 billion investment in plants in Michigan and Ohio, and the addition of 2,000 new American jobs, and President-elect Donald Trump thanked the company for its expansion.

Consistent and combined with previously announced investments, FCA US is further demonstrating its commitment to strengthening its U.S. manufacturing base, and aligning U.S. capacity to extend the Jeep product lineup. In total, FCA US has committed investments of more than $9.6 billion in its U.S. manufacturing facilities and created 25,000 new jobs to date since 2009.

Today’s announcement is the second phase of an industrialization plan announced in January 2016. The plan called for the realignment of the Company’s U.S. manufacturing operations to fully utilize available capacity to respond to a shift in market demand for trucks and SUVs, and to further expand the Jeep and Ram brands.

With the $1 billion investment, FCA US will retool and modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Mich.) to produce the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and the south plant of the Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) to build an all-new Jeep pickup truck. These actions are planned to be completed by 2020. More than 2,000 jobs also will be added to support production of these models. The added benefit of the investment in Warren is that it will enable the plant to produce the Ram heavy duty truck, which is currently produced in Mexico.

“The conversion of our industrial footprint completes this stage of our transformation as we respond to the shift in consumer tastes to trucks and SUVs, and as we continue to reinforce the U.S. as a global manufacturing hub for those vehicles at the heart of the SUV and truck market,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of FCA N.V. “These moves, which have been under discussion with Dennis Williams and the rest of the UAW leadership for some time, expand our capacity in these key segments, enabling us to meet growing demand here in the U.S., but more importantly to increase exports of our mid-size and larger vehicles to international markets.

“The expansion of our Jeep lineup has been and continues to be the key pillar of our strategy. Our commitment to internationalize the Jeep brand is unwavering, and with these last moves, we will finally have the capacity to successfully penetrate markets other than the U.S. which have historically been denied product due to capacity constraints. In addition, these all new products will reach new consumers as well as those that have been part of the Jeep tradition,” said Marchionne.

The actions announced today are subject to the negotiation and final approval of incentives by state and local entities.

Previously Announced Actions:
In July 2016, the Company made two announcements involving production shifts at three plants to gain additional capacity for the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and Ram Light Duty Truck.

The first announcement confirmed a more than $1 billion investment and the addition of 1,000 jobs at its Illinois and Ohio plants. The Company will invest $350 million in the Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) to produce the Jeep Cherokee, which will move from its current production location in Toledo, Ohio, in 2017. Approximately 300 new jobs would be created.

Following the move of Cherokee to Belvidere, the Company will invest $700 million in the Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) to retool the North plant to produce the next generation Jeep Wrangler. Approximately 700 new jobs will be added.

In the second announcement, FCA US announced that it will invest nearly $1.5 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500. In September, the Company committed to adding 700 new jobs to support production.

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27 Responses to Donald Trump beams as Fiat-Chrysler confirms $1 Billion in new investment and 2,000 new jobs in Ohio and Michigan

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Ignorant GREEK TROLL gone again. He thinks he is real cute these days. If he had known me in the 50’s and 60’s he wouldn’t be here today.

  2. Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    He often displays the anger and frustration of someone who has suppressed his closeted homosexuality for years.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Nada – I feel so fkn good about Trump and the AMERICAN PATRIOTS victory over you worthless liberaL COMMUNISTS that for sure an organism is in the near future.

    • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Can someone translate this for English for me please?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm

        It means you are a worthless, liberal P.O.S.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      i am sure you meant orgasm.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Man! This is fun! Have you ever seen so many rats getting ready to jump from a sinking ship ? Most liberals can’t swim because they found out lying stuffs more bucks in their distorted pockets. The exterminator will arrive 1/20/17 — Be prepared child.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    OH ! I get it! Obama created the auto industry in the US ? Let me help you with your BS – The kenyon also invented the Barrack Davidson Motorcycle company. Man -your about as sharp as Moochelle.

  6. Keith R Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    He may need to calm down with all of the posturing. He made a big deal on the 5000 Sprint jobs, but in reality, 5000 jobs will be gone by the end of 2017. Sprint is notorious for mass layoffs each year.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    If it was not for Obama there would not be an automobile industry.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Bull Shit. There wouldn’t have been a union but our cars would have been a hell of a lot cheaper.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

    How is that KASICH – You low lying piece of CHIT ! As crooked and stupid as you are you will no doubt take credit for these new jobs in your state – Your as PHONY as OBAMA.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2017 at 10:48 am

    How about that you liberal coke head demorats – Trump has created more private sector jobs in a few month than your corrupt outfit has in 8 years. BTW he has’nt even moved into the White house yet. What a bunch of lieing PHONIES your outfit is. BE GONE !!!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Explain in detail how Trump created any jobs in this story.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        Dumb Ass TROLL! That wasn’t even me. There are a lot more people than me that believe this way. That is why we won and you lost Snowflake.

        • Nada Racist Reply Report comment

          January 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm

          Most Americans didn’t vote in the last election. Most Americans who did vote in the last election, did not vote for Donald Trump. People who believe this way represent around 22% of America. Get over yourselves Trumptards. You won because of the electoral college but you are definitely in the minority of Americans.

          • Anonymous

            January 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

            Isn’t that to bad Snowflake. Guess who is going to be President. You are a loser plain and simple.

          • John

            January 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm

            enough people voted for Trump. If you want to eliminate the electoral collage, we will have New York City and California electing our presidents, is this what you really want Nada? There isn’t one election for president, there are 50 of them, each State gets a say in the decision to elect the President. Trump won the majority of those States, where he was competing. Those are the rules of the election an this is not a democracy, it is a representative republic and the founders were brilliant for seeing situations like this happening in the future. (One city and one State electing a President.)

          • Nada Racist

            January 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

            The only states that benefit from the current setup are the swing states. The rest of us, both red and blue, are ignored.

            The Electoral College is here to stay, but it can be fixed in a couple of ways:
            1. States stop being winner take all:
            a. Each state can opt to award electors proportionally to the popular vote in their state (I like this idea)
            b. Each state can opt to award electors by congressional district. Win the district you get the vote (I personally think this is not that great since Gerrymandering would only get worse)

            The problem with both a and b is it’s basically suicide for a state to do this on its own. Why would California switch to proportional awarding if Texas stays winner take all? This is a state by state decision, but all states have to take the leap at the same time or it will never happen.

            For those who think the national popular vote is the only way to be fair there’s another option:
            2. 11 states with 165 electoral votes have signed on to awarding 100% of their electoral votes to the popular vote winner with the condition that they will not do so until enough states to count for 270 electoral votes sign on.

            If you like this idea, well then write to your state senators, representatives, and governors:
            http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 9, 2017 at 8:40 pm

          Make nice Larry

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2017 at 7:23 am

            You are just wasting your time John. Lefties like that are just not smart enough to understand it is the constitution (unless of course it is something THEY want). The rest of the country is happy with the way it works now and will never let California and New York dictate our politics. They can always move to Canada (but they won’t take them) or Mexico and let the cartels take care of them.

          • Nada Racist

            January 10, 2017 at 7:32 am

            You support the electoral college now because it swung in your favor. But whether you like it or not, the elected president lost the popular vote by 2.5M votes. What number are we ok with there? What if a president was elected who lost the popular vote by 15 million? If my previous post isn’t too lengthy for any of you 3rd grade literate Republitards I’d encourage you to give a read.

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2017 at 8:27 am

            Why would we waste our time reading lies. That is all you liberals do is go from one lie to another. You are so used to it it has become a way of life to you. The intelligent people are sick of it and will pay no attention to your lies.

          • Nada Racist

            January 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

            They’re not lies, they’re ideas. I understand that an “idea” might be foreign to you as it’s likely been decades since you had one.

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2017 at 9:25 am

            Congratulations, you have just graduated to Advanced STUPID!

    • watching Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Do you really think that this company just made these plans to invest over 1 billion dollars since trump won the election. Great news for these states but it had nothing to do with trump

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Our very own LVS? Really!