Chrysler Gives Back to Detroit with Life Remodeled Project

Most news that comes from Chrysler comes in the form of what new car are they working on, how much horsepower it will have, etc etc.  Chrysler is also notable for their charity work and this week joined together with the community of Detroit to participate in the Life Remodeled Project.

Over 400 employees from the Chrysler Group, along with workers from GM, came together to help with a project put together by the Chris Lambert, the found and president of Life Remodeled.  Thanks to the support of numerous organizations, including companies such as Chrysler and various nonprofits and churches, the Life Remodeled was about to aid Detroit’s Cody High School.

The project was able to clear 304 blocks in the Cody-Rouge area of debris.  The volunteers also boarded up hundreds of homes that were vacant, tear down two homes damaged by fires, and work on remodeling the Cody High School by working on issues big and small.  The school is getting a new roof, a new football field and will have new science and engineering labs installed for he students.

Chrysler’s contribution to the project included 10 vehicles, a thousand flowers and plants, and $12,000 to help rebuild a two-mile road.

Chrysler has been known to consistently contribute to the growth and maintenance of Detroit.  This is just another in a long line of ways they’ve given back to the community that has helped them so much.

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Chrysler Group CEO to Dedicate Tipton Transmission Plant

chryslerChrysler Group has announced that next month, Sergio Marchionne will be in Tipton, Indiana to dedicate the new Tipton Transmission Plant.

Back in February last year, Chrysler Group acquired the facility and invested $162 million in the plant for assembling the nine-speed transmission. This investment was expected to create an estimated 850 jobs.

In the past few years, Chrysler Group has continued investing in American facilities and American jobs, and in 2014, their investments have been seeing fantastic results. Back in March, Chrysler celebrated the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant adding 800 new jobs to keep up with production on the 2015 Chrysler 200. Before that, demand for the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee was so high that the Jeep plant in Toledo hired approximately 1,000 new part-time employees.

With Chrysler Group sales still on the rise, it wouldn’t be surprising if other plants announce plans for more new hires in the next few months, particularly with summer only a few months away.

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Chrysler Group’s March Sales Exceed Predictions

Chrysler_Group_LLCEdmunds predicted that Chrysler Group would see an 11.1 percent sales growth in March, but as it turned out, they were wrong. Chrysler Group would exceed their expectations with a 13 percent sales growth, making March the 48th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

Overall, Chrysler Group ended up selling 193,915 units compared to the predicted 190,684 units. Broken down, the first quarter sales in 2014 compared to 2013 were up by 11 percent. Nearly all of the brands within Chrysler Group posted significant gains with Jeep’s March sales up a stunning 47 percent, make it Jeep’s best month ever.

In March, six of Chrysler Group’s vehicles also set new sales records including the Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Fiat 500L, Dodge Journey, Jeep Wrangler, and Ram Cargo Van. The Compass, Patriot, and Fiat 500L, and Journey all had their best monthly sales ever, where the Wrangler and Ram Cargo Van set records for their best March sales.

Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales, was pleased with the March sales numbers, stating, “We are entering the spring selling season on a high note as our Jeep and FIAT brands recorded their best sales months ever and Chrysler Group extended its streak in March to 48-consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases. Our Ram pickup truck posted its best March sales in 10 years.”

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