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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Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Adds 800 Jobs for 2015 Chrysler 200

SHAP_0720__midLast week, Chrysler Group announced that it would be hiring 1,000 new employees for their Jeep plant in Toledo to keep up with demand on the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee.

Over the weekend, another new round of hiring was announced at Chrysler Group. This time, the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan will be creating 800 new jobs to keep up with production on the new 2015 Chrysler 200.

For those who have followed SHAP and its recent history, the plant is a model of recovery in the midst of a poor economy. Back in 2010, the plant was scheduled to close, leaving its employees out of work and hurting the nearby community. Leaders in Sterling Heights and employees at SHAP banded together to save the plant, and against the odds, they convinced Chrysler to repurchase the plant in March 2010 and extend production at the plant through 2012. By July 2010, it was announced that SHAP would be open indefinitely and would be adding about 900 new jobs.

Since then, the plant has continued to grow and thrive with the mantra, “I Believe.” At the announcement this weekend, Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne recognized the employees and the community for their dedication to the plant and to the company, saying, “Your resolve has set an inspiring example for everyone at Chrysler, showing what can happen when you find the strength and courage to fight for something worthwhile. I’m proud to be associated with you, and to be on this exciting journey with you. A journey of continued growth that will secure jobs and make a positive contribution to the communities where we live and work. I, too, am a believer.”

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Chrysler Invests in Engine Plants


Chrysler is planning on investing 1.2 billion dollars in their plants for commercial vans and engines.

According to an article on the Washington Post, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler, announced the plan for a rather large investment into their plants in Saltillo, Mexico. The Van Assembly Plant costed Chrysler about 1.1 billion to build and has been making the Ram ProMaster van since July. With this large investment, the plant is expected to reach 1,100 employees by the end of the year.

That’s not the only plant getting more resources to work with. At the Saltillo North Engine Plant, Chrysler will spend 164 million for additional workers on a new production line. This will be used for production of the Chrysler Tigershark four-cylinder engine starting early next year. The engine is currently being used in the Dodge Dart and the Jeep Cherokee.

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