Fiat Chrysler has just announced they are going to spend $1 billion to bring manufacturing to the United States. The move will also add 2,000 new jobs in the Michigan and Ohio region.
According to the company’s plan, the plant in Michigan will be made capable of producing a RAM pickup truck currently built in Mexico.
The plant will also will make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. There are also plans to open another plant which would be capable of making a Jeep truck.
The move comes after the CEO of Ford Motor Company announced this past week that Ford will be canceling their plant in Mexico. Instead, they will be investing $700 million in Michigan and creating 700 brand new U.S. jobs.
CEO Mark Fields says canceling their Mexico plant and investing domestically will be a 'vote of confidence' for incoming President Trump. Trump has recently slammed Ford for their plans to move jobs to Mexico. Trump even said he would put a 35% tariff on Ford vehicles made in Mexico and sold to the U.S.
Undoubtedly, Trump's pressure on American auto makers has put pressure on the industry leaders to bring business back to the U.S. Fiat Chrysler is making a great move for America!
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