Big Toledo expansion coming

Date 2011/11/9 14:56:00 | Topic: Facilities

According to the Toledo Blade a big expansion is coming to the Toledo plant with the possible manufacturing of seven different vehicles. More information hopefully will be forth coming November 16. The expansion might allow for a pickup to be built when the next generation Wrangler is introduced?
The long-awaited announcement, key details of which have been reported since August by The Blade, is expected to include $357 million in investment, adding 1,105 jobs, and an $8 million expansion at the complex’s factory which now makes Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro vehicles.


Analysts associated with the Chrysler-centric Web site have said six or more vehicles could be made at Toledo Assembly: two-door and four-door Wrangler models, a new Jeep Liberty, a Chrysler-badged crossover, a Lancia-badged version of the same vehicle for export, and a new Alfa Romeo SUV.

If the complex were to make a possible capacity of 482,000 units a year, it would become the biggest U.S. auto assembly plant.

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