Toledo Machining Plant

8000 Chrysler Drive ,  Perrysburg ,  Ohio ,  United States

Floor Space: 1.2 million square feet

Acreage: 169 acres

Products:
Steering Columns for:
  • Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Mich.)
  • Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.)
  • Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio)
  • Windsor Assembly Plant (Ontario, Canada)
  • Toluca Assembly Plant (Mexico)
  • Saltillo Assembly Plant (Mexico)
  • Carabobo Assembly Plant (Venezuela)

Torque Converters for:
  • Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.)
  • Indiana Transmission Plant l (Ind.)
  • Indiana Transmission Plant ll  (Ind.)
  • Tipton Transmission Plant (Ind.)
  • Toluca Assembly Plant (Mexico)

Employment: 962 (808 hourly; 154 salaried)

Union Local: UAW Local 1435

Plant History: Construction began in 1964 with production starting in 1966. Toledo Machining Plant expanded in 1969, adding 226,000 square feet. Several products are specified vehicle safety items, requiring precision machining operations with high quality standards. 

In August 2011, the Company announced that it would invest $72 million to produce steering columns, and new generation torque converters for the eight-speed rear-wheel-drive and nine-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions. Nearly two years later in April 2013, the Company announced an additional investment of $19.6 million to increase capacity of the nine-speed torque converter. 

World Class Manufacturing Accomplishments
Toledo Machining was awarded bronze status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) on Sept. 22, 2016. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants, promoting a sense of ownership. 

 (Updated: July 2017)
 

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