Posted by mike on 2010/8/24 5:55:16 (1142) reads
A few weeks ago, President Obama visited Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly (where the Grand Cherokee is built) and now yesterday Vice President Biden visited Chrysler's Toledo Assembly where the Wrangler is built. From the official press release:
More than 800 UAW-represented employees at Chrysler Group LLC's Toledo Assembly Complex (TAC), employees of its supplier partners and elected officials welcomed U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to the home of the iconic Jeep® Wrangler today.
The Vice President visited the Chrysler plant, which is building the 2011 Jeep Wrangler in an innovative manufacturing project with three supplier partners, to highlight the important role that suppliers have played in the automotive industry.
Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models have been rolling off the line as part of a unique manufacturing arrangement since August 2006. Three supplier partners manage and operate major parts of the vehicle production process from neighboring facilities within the Toledo plant footprint. While the KUKA Group is responsible for building bodies for the all-new 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, Magna Steyr runs the paint shop and Hyundai Mobis-owned Ohio Module Manufacturing Company (OMMC) assembles the vehicle's chassis. Chrysler Group has the responsibility for the final trim and assembly operations of the plant.
"I'd like to thank the Obama administration for showing faith in the people of Chrysler, in our ability to forge a lasting recovery and to make a positive contribution to society," said Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Chrysler Group LLC.
"The model that has been created in Toledo remains unique in the industry and has only succeeded because of the dedicated, disciplined and, of course, flexible team working here," Marchionne continued. "We thank the UAW, the Toledo workforce and the City of Toledo for making what was just a vision more than five years ago an integral part of our future moving forward."
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