Fiat Chrysler added that it is not planning to shutter its plant in Saltillo, but did not comment on which of its models would be made there after production of the Ram moves to MI.
Lastly, FCA has announced it will provide 60,000 of its hourly and salary USA employees with a $2,000 bonus.
Both actions were "made possible in part by the passage of USA tax reform legislation late previous year", according to the release.
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The Warren Truck Assembly Plant now builds the Ram 1500 and it has done so for decades, but half-ton Ram truck production is being shifted over to the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. The payment will be made in the second quarter and is being paid in addition to profit-sharing or performance bonus payments. The key officials of the automobile giant have stated that the firm plans to provide bonuses of almost United States dollars 2000 to each of its employees across the USA, totaling to around 60,000. The current Ram heavy duties are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Mexico.
Hackel pointed to investments since 201 that include $2 billion in the GM Tech Center in Warren and Chrysler's previously announced $2 billion investment in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant as proof.
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60,000 of FCA will also be receiving a one-time $2,000 bonus.
FCA's announcement gave the automaker an early leg up on attention from the Detroit auto show. That investment is also expected to be completed by 2020. The 2,500 jobs being added to build the Ram HD is in addition to those jobs being added as part of the Jeep announcement previous year.
"Macomb County has become Dodge Ram country", Hackel said.
"This is unbelievable", Hackel said. We are basically Ram county now. Since 2011, the Company has invested more than $5.7 billion in its USA facilities and hired almost 15,000 hourly employees by keeping labor costs competitive.
Those investments will have added 3,700 new jobs in the USA, according to Fiat Chrysler.
"Bottom line: more jobs and more investment in our older section of the city", Fouts said in a Facebook post January 11. That plant will be retooled to make future commercial vehicles for global export which takes advantage of Mexico having more trade agreements than the U.S.