Fiat Chrysler to put assembly plant in Detroit area

Darnell Taylor
December 8, 2018

According to a report from The Detroit News, Chrysler's old Mack Avenue Engine II facility in Detroit is being retooled into an assembly plant for a new three-row Jeep SUV on the way adding up to 400 jobs to the city. Rather than stop heavy-duty Ram output in Saltillo, Mexico, Fiat Chrysler may keep producing them there, in addition to starting new assembly of them in Warren. Fiat Chrysler and other automakers have been shifting production away from sedans toward SUVs as consumers favor larger vehicles.

Mack II starts production of the three-row Grand Cherokee, FCA would begin retooling Jefferson North Assembly Plant - directly across the street from the Mack Avenue Engine Complex - to make way for the next generation of the two- and three-row Grand Cherokee. However, a source told Reuters the employment figures will be much higher.

Lawmakers in both parties have also blasted GM, complaining that the company could be using savings from lower taxes to employ more Americans, not fewer.

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The news comes as General Motors CEO Marry Barra attends two days of meetings with USA lawmakers who are pressuring her to maintain production at us assembly plants.

GM's closures could become a campaign issue in 2020, with Democrats arguing it is evidence the corporate tax cuts approved a year ago have not deterred companies from closing plants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public.

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