Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced on Thursday two actions made possible in part by the passage of U.S. tax reform legislation late last year – an additional investment in its U.S. manufacturing operations and a special payment to recognize employees for their continued efforts towards the success of the Company.
First, the Company confirmed that it will invest more than $1 billion to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant(Michigan) to produce the next generation Ram Heavy Duty truck, which will relocate from its current production location in Saltillo, Mexico, in 2020. This investment is in addition to the announcement made in January 2017 which committed to spending a portion of $1 billion in Warren Truck Assembly to expand the Jeep® product line with the addition of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
To support the increased volume at the Warren facility, 2,500 new jobs will be created, above and beyond the jobs announced as part of the January 2017 announcement.
- Investment will modernize Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty
- Ram Heavy Duty truck production will relocate from Mexico to Michigan in 2020
- Plant will add 2,500 new U.S. jobs to support production of heavy duty truck
- Approximately 60,000 FCA employees in the U.S. will receive special bonus payment
- Total U.S. investment grows to more than $10 billion since 2009, with over 25,000 jobs created to date
- Production move solidifies U.S. as the global manufacturing hub for Ram products
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