2020 Ram HD Production Coming Back to The US!

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FCA Announces Plan to Invest More Than $1 Billion in Michigan Plant, Add 2,500 New Jobs and Pay $2,000 Bonus to U.S. Employees; Actions Supported by U.S. Tax Reform

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 more than 25,000 jobs created to date

Production move solidifies U.S. as the global manufacturing hub for Ram products



January 11, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA announced today 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 toward 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. The Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant will be repurposed to produce future commercial vehicles for global distribution. 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. 


Second, the Company confirmed that it will make a special bonus payment of $2,000 to approximately 60,000 FCA hourly and salaried employees in the U.S., excluding senior leadership. The payment, which recognizes employees for their continued commitment to the Company’s success, will be made in the second quarter of this year, and will be in addition to any profit sharing and salaried performance bonuses that employees would otherwise be eligible to receive in 2018. The special bonus will be paid to all eligible employees of the FCA automotive and components operations in the U.S. “These announcements reflect our ongoing commitment to our U.S. manufacturing footprint and the dedicated employees who have contributed to FCA's success,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer, FCA. “It is only proper that our employees share in the savings generated by tax reform and that we openly acknowledge the resulting improvement in the U.S. business environment by investing in our industrial footprint accordingly.” Investment in U.S. Manufacturing GrowsFCA has invested $10 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations since June 2009. Most recently, the Company announced investments totaling $3.5 billion, with the addition of 3,700 new jobs, to strengthen its U.S. manufacturing base, and align U.S. capacity to extend the Jeep and Ram product lines. Those investments and related actions involved production shifts at three plants in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to gain capacity for the Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Ram Light Duty truck, and the introduction of three new Jeep models at plants in Ohio and Michigan. The investments include:
$350 million in the Belvidere Assembly Plant (Illinois) to produce the Jeep Cherokee, which moved from Toledo, Ohio, in 2017. More than 300 new jobs were added to support production.

$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 to support production.

$1.5 billion in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Michigan) to build the next-generation Ram 1500 truck. More than 700 new jobs will be added to support production.

$1 billion in the south plant of the Toledo Assembly Complex to prepare the facility to produce an all-new Jeep truck, and in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant to modernize the plant to build the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. More than 2,000 new jobs will be added at these two plants to support production.

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

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Warren Truck Assembly Plant21500 Mound Road , Warren , Michigan , United StatesFloor Space: 3.31 million square feet(Included Phase I Body Shop building expansion)

Acreage: 86.8 acres

Products: Ram 1500 (Quad Cab and Crew Cab)

Employment: 6,378 (6,144 hourly; 234 salaried) operating on a 3-2-120 work pattern.

Robotics: 535

Union Local: UAW Local 889, 140 and 412

Plant History: Warren Truck Assembly Plant has been making trucks since 1938. A total of 6,767,213 trucks were produced from 1938 through 1985. Dodge Dakota was introduced in 1987 and Ram 1500 was introduced in 1993. The second generation Dakota was launched in 1996. The 2002 Ram 1500 was launched in September 2001 with the Quad Cab. The Mitsubishi Raider began production in September 2005 and production of 2009’s most award-winning light-duty pickup truck, the Ram 1500, began in 2008. Production of the Dodge Dakota ended on Aug. 23, 2011, with more than 2,750,000 built at the plant. The 2013 Ram 1500 launched on Sept. 6, 2012, and subsequently won the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. The Ram 1500 also won the 2014 Motor Trend Truck of Year, citing the all-new EcoDiesel V-6 engine and making it the only consecutive winner in the history of the award. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel launched on Jan. 21, 2014.

On Nov. 15, 2012, the Company announced that a third crew of about 1,000 jobs would be added in March 2013. The third crew started on March 4, 2013.

FCA US confirmed on Jan. 8, 2017, that it would invest a total $1 billion to retool and modernize Warren Truck 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 will be added to support production of these models. With the investment, Warren Truck will have the flexibility to also produce the Ram heavy duty truck.

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