FCA said that the move will create 2,500 new jobs at the plant, on top of 2,000 new jobs the company announced in January previous year as it tools up to build more pickups and sport utility vehicles in us plants. The company also plans to offer special bonus payments to 60,000 FCA employees in the United States, moves it said were made possible in part by the passage of US tax reform legislation late past year.
The company will relocate the truck's production from its current location in Saltillo, Mexico, to the MI plant in 2020. More than 2,000 new jobs will be added at these two plants to support production, FCA pointed out.
Chief executive, Sergio Marchionne, said in a statement that the declarations demonstrate our continuing devotion to our U.S. assembling footprint and the devoted employees who have provided to the FCA's success.
The announcement from the Italian-American automaker comes a day after Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda announced plans to build a huge, $1.6 billion joint-venture auto plant in Alabama, which garnered attention from Trump. The Mexican plant will be "repurposed to produce future commercial vehicles" for sale worldwide markets.
FCA has been retooling some USA factories to boost output of SUVs and trucks while ending production of some sedans to boost profitability in North America, its biggest market.
About FCA US LLC FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. FCA didn't immediately announce what Warren Truck would do between production of the Ram 1500 leaving and Ram heavy duty arriving, although plants often shut down for a time to retool for new production projects.
"This has become somewhat of a Ram country here in Macomb County if you think about it because this is where it's being built. and they're bringing them up from Mexico", Hackel said.
Mark Hackel, Macomb County executive, said the Thursday announcement is part of an ongoing narrative. If the US ends its participation in the NAFTA agreement, auto makers could see a 25 percent tariff on cars made in Mexico and shipped to the states for sale.
"Good news: Toyota and Mazda announce giant new Huntsville, Alabama, plant which will produce over 300,000 cars and SUV's a year and employ 4000 people".