$1 Billion Investment to Expand Ram Heavy Duty Truck Assembly Plant
With the continued success and growth of the Jeep Wrangler and Ram Truck lines FCA has decided to make major investments in its two flagship vehicles. Over $1-billion will be invested in expanding the Warren Truck Assembly Plant. FCA has plans to deliver on major generational improvements in 2019 to their Ram pickup line, as well as expanding on the Jeep lineup. A portion of the $1-billion will be allocated specifically to expanding the Jeep production line as they get ready for the release of the Jeep Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. This expansion will also bring substantial automotive jobs back to America as they move production from their Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Mexico to the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. This will make the U.S. the leader in global manufacturing for Ram.
“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.”
The $1-billion investment in to expand the Ram Heavy Duty Truck Assembly Plant isn’t the only major American investment that has been announced recently. FCA has also announced additional substantial investment in American assembly plants that include:
- $1.5 billion in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Michigan) to build the next-generation Ram 1500 truck.
- $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.
- $350 million in the Belvidere Assembly Plant (Illinois) to produce the Jeep Cherokee.
- $700 million in the Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) to retool the North plant to produce the next-generation Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep and Ram Truck Brands have been mainstays of American culture for generations. With next-generation changes underway for the 2019 Ram trucks, and already in production for the all-new Jeep wrangler, FCA has shown their unwavering commitment to the “American Made” standard that has defined the quality, reliability, and performance, of the Jeep Wrangler and Ram Trucks. While other manufactures chose to sacrifice quality in production and manufacturing to produce vehicles at a higher profit margin, FCA has chosen to expand on its American production and manufacturing facilities to guarantee that your Jeep Wrangler and Ram Trucks retain the value and quality that is associated with the “American Made” standard.