What: Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne will join state and local officials, UAW representatives and company employees to dedicate its new Tipton Transmission Plant (Ind.).

In February 2013, the Company announced that it would acquire an existing facility and invest $162 million to establish an additional assembly site for the nine-speed transmission, creating up to 850 new jobs.

Where:
Tipton Transmission Plant
5880 W St. Rd. 28
Tipton, Ind. 46072
(NE corner of US 31 and SR 28)

When:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Event begins at 2:30 p.m.
Press room will open at 11:30 a.m.
Plant tour for media will begin at 12:45 p.m. (see below for details)
 
Who:
Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler Group LLC
Don Havens, Mayor, City of Tipton
Phil Heron, President, Board of Tipton County Commissioners
Rich Boruff, President, UAW Local 685
David Dukes, Plant Manager, Tipton Transmission Plant, Chrysler Group LLC

Plant Tour:
  • Media interested in participating in a plant tour must RSVP by May 9 to Kewanee Smith at kewanee-kashani.smith@chrysler.com or 248.512.2930. Tours will only be available before the program.
  • If participating in a tour, please arrive no later than 12:30.
  • Cameras (still and video) are welcome.
  • Photo opportunities available.
  • Proper attire is required (long pants and flat, closed toed shoes).

Details:
Media parking is in the Visitor’s Parking lot in front of the plant. Follow signage. Media can enter the plant through the main lobby.

Satellite and microwave trucks will be directed to parking.