Share Download Print FCA U.S. Manufacturing Investments Timeline (June 2009-March 2020) Since June 2009, FCA has committed investments of more than $14 billion and added nearly 30,000 new jobs (including more than 22,500 hourly) in the U.S. Those committed investments include: March 5, 2020 - $400 million to repurpose an idled transmission plant in Kokomo, Ind., to build the GMET4 engine – the Company’s 2.0-liter Global Medium Engine inline four-cylinder turbo, retaining 1,000 jobs and adding nearly 200 more. February 26, 2019 – $4.5 billion in five existing Michigan plants, and work with the city of Detroit and state of Michigan on building a new assembly plant within city limits. The proposed projects would create nearly 6,500 new jobs. Details of the investment: $1.6 billion to convert the two plants that comprise the Mack Avenue Engine Complex into the future assembly site for the next generation Jeep® Grand Cherokee as well as an all-new 3-row full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, adding 3,850 new jobs to support production. Jefferson North Assembly Plant to receive an investment of $900 million to retool and modernize the facility to build the Dodge Durango and next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee with 1,100 new jobs expected. The Pentastar engines – the 3.6-, 3.2- and 3.0-liter – currently built at Mack I relocated to the Dundee Engine Plant as part of a $119 million investment. The investment at Warren Truck to retool for production of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, announced in 2017, along with their electrified counterparts, to increase to $1.5 billion, adding 1,400 new jobs. Ram 1500 Classic production to continue. As a result of this investment announcement, production of the all-new Ram Heavy Duty will continue at its current location in Saltillo, Mexico. Warren Stamping and Sterling Stamping plants would receive investments of $245 million and $160 million, respectively, with Sterling Stamping expected to add more than 80 new jobs. January 8, 2017* – $1 billion to retool and modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant to produce the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and the south plant of the Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex to build an all-new Jeep pickup truck. More than 2,000 jobs would be added to support production of these models. (*Investment and jobs for Warren Truck were revised as part of the February 2019 announcement. In that announcement, it was also confirmed that the investment to retool Toledo South for the Jeep Gladiator was $273 million.) September 27, 2016 – FCA confirmed that it would add 700 new jobs at its Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant when production of the next generation Ram 1500 begins. July 26, 2016 – $1.48 billion in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram brand. July 14, 2016 – $350 million in the Belvidere (Ill.) Assembly Plant to produce the Jeep Cherokee, which would move in 2017 from its current production location in Toledo, adding approximately 300 new jobs; $700 million in the Toledo Assembly Complex to retool the North plant to produce the next generation Jeep Wrangler, which would create 700 new jobs. April 26, 2016 – $74.7 million in the Trenton (Mich.) Engine Complex to retool the north plant to produce the next generation four-cylinder engine, retaining 245 jobs. July 9, 2015 – $166 million in three new press lines at the Sterling Stamping Plant to support increased product demand. December 22, 2014 – $266 million in the Kokomo (Ind.) Transmission Plant to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. June 25, 2014 – $63 million in the Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the facility with the installation of a new press. August 7, 2013 – $52 million in the Trenton and Dundee, Mich., engine plants to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine. Trenton North would receive $11.5 million to add an assembly line for the four-cylinder Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions. With a $40.5 million investment, Dundee would convert a line to machine cranks, heads and blocks to support Tigershark production at Trenton. April 26, 2013 – $19.6 million in the Toledo (Ohio) Machining Plant to increase machining capacity of the torque converter for the nine-speed transmission. February 28, 2013 – $374 million to boost transmission production and add about 1,250 new jobs in north-central Indiana. Announcement included: $212 million at Kokomo Transmission, Kokomo Casting and Indiana Transmission I Plants for additional tooling and equipment to produce the eight- and nine-speed transmissions, which would add up to 400 new jobs; $162 million to establish an assembly site for the nine-speed transmission in Tipton, Ind. (Tipton Transmission Plant) and create up to 850 new jobs. November 15, 2012 – $240 million to increase engine capacity and add about 1,250 new jobs at several Michigan facilities. The announcement included: $198 million at the Mack I Engine Plant with the addition of up to 250 new jobs to produce the Pentastar (V-6) engine; an additional $40 million to add a flexible production line that can run both the Pentastar engine and the Tigershark (I-4) engine at the Trenton North Engine Plant; and the addition of a third crew or about 1,000 jobs at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant to produce the Ram 1500. October 2012 – The third crew at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant began, adding about 1,100 jobs. July 2012 – The third crew at the Belvidere Assembly Plant began. With the start of production of the new Dodge Dart in April, more than 1,800 jobs were added. February 2, 2012 – FCA announced that it would add 1,800 jobs at its Belvidere Assembly Plant, which included the addition of a third crew and hundreds of jobs for production of the Dodge Dart, by the third quarter of 2012. In addition, the Company confirmed that the investment announced in October 2010 for the installation of an all-new body shop had increased from $600 million to nearly $700 million. January 5, 2012 – FCA announced that it would add a third crew of about 1,100 new jobs at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in early 2013. In April, the Company announced that it was pulling ahead its plans to add the new jobs in November 2012. December 13, 2011 – FCA announced that it would reopen its Conner Avenue (Detroit) Assembly Plant for production of the next generation SRT Viper. With the plant’s reopening, nearly 150 jobs, both hourly and salaried, would return to the city of Detroit. November 16, 2011 – $500 million at the Toledo Assembly Complex for the production of the next generation Jeep SUV in 2013, adding a second shift of production or about 1,100 jobs in the third quarter of 2013. October 18, 2011 – $165 million investment in a new body shop, new equipment and conveyors at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. August 23, 2011 – $72 million in the Toledo Machining Plant to produce new generation front-wheel and rear-wheel drive torque converters and steering columns. June 15, 2011 – $114 million in new equipment at the Trenton North Engine Plant to support increased production of the Pentastar engine, creating 268 new jobs. February 2011 – The second shift at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant began, adding nearly 900 jobs. December 14, 2010 – $85 million in the Kokomo Transmission Plant for a variety of powertrain improvements. December 6, 2010 – $850 million in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and stamping facilities in Warren and Sterling Heights (confirmed from Oct. 26, 2010) for construction of an all-new 425,000-square-foot paint shop, as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material-handling equipment. Reconfirmed that nearly 900 news jobs would be added on a second shift at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in the first quarter of 2011. FCA also confirmed plans to invest $150 million in its GEMA Plant for future powertrain production. November 23, 2010 – $843 million into existing transmission manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Ind., to accommodate production of a new advanced front-wheel drive automatic transmission. October 28, 2010 – $600 million in the Belvidere Assembly Plant, which included the construction of a 638,000-square-foot body shop as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material handling equipment. July 30, 2010 – During a visit by President Obama to Detroit, FCA US announced that it would add a second shift of production – or about 900 jobs – at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in the first quarter of 2011. July 19, 2010 – Jefferson North Assembly Plant added a second shift of production with nearly 1,100 jobs. June 9, 2010 – $300 million to modernize Indiana Transmission Plant I* and Kokomo Casting to accommodate future production of a highly fuel-efficient eight-speed automatic transmission for future FCA vehicles. (*Project and investment moved to the Kokomo Transmission Plant in December 2010.) May 11, 2010 – $43 million to increase capacity at the Kokomo Casting and Kokomo Transmission plants, and adapt them to support production of the World Engine and improve processes for the 62TE transmission program, creating. The investment would create 399 new positions, including up to 379 to be filled by employees called back from lay-off status and 20 new hires in supervisory positions. December 17, 2009 – $179 million to launch production of the 1.4-liter, 16-valve Fully Integrated Robotized Engine (FIRE) at GEMA Plant (Dundee, Mich.), creating up to 573 new jobs industry-wide, including up to 155 new FCA jobs. 203103 (Updated: March 2019) **FCA announced in January 2018 that it would move Ram Heavy Duty production from Saltillo, Mexico, to Warren, Michigan.