Seven years is a long time to wait for anything. If that wait is for a plant that Chrysler built to swing into full action, the time would be unbearable. Yet, patience and perseverance has paid off as a plant that Chrysler constructed is now up and running and helping the people of Tipton get back to work.
The plant in question has been under construction for seven years. To the frustration of the people in the area and Chrysler, the plant has been through two false starts. This is because of a deal falling apart between Chrysler and German part maker Getrag that would’ve gotten the plant up and running earlier. However, the bankruptcy of both companies back in 2009 squashed the plant from opening.
That’s all in the past now. Chrysler is pack up and running and has been investing more money into the Tipton plant to get it ready for production on transmissions. Two hundred people had already been working in the plant and with the changes being made, 850 more will be working before the end of the year.
WTHR.com is reporting that the slew of new workers into the Tipton plant is having more effects on the community. Local businesses have reported a spiked increase in customers as their breakfast rushes have picked up to accommodate the workers on their way into the plant.
Chrysler has been working hard to get their plants up and running at full capacity. The benefits of this employment extends to not just the corporation but also the communities that once depended on these plants for their economy. Good to see another plant up and running thanks to the demand of the consumer being met by the company.
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