Indiana Transmission Plant I

3660 North U.S. Highway 931 ,  Kokomo ,  Indiana ,  United States

Floor Space: 1.2 million square feet

Acreage: 233

Products:
  • 65/66/68 RFE RWD transmissions for Ram Trucks, Cummins Diesel and Heavy Duty
  • 948TE transmissions in all-wheel, four-wheel and two-wheel drive configurations for the Jeep® Cherokee, Jeep Renegade (produced at the Melfi Assembly Plant in Italy), Chrysler Pacifica and Ram ProMaster City (produced at the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey)

Employment: 2,230 (1,950 hourly, 280 salaried - combined with Indiana Transmission Plant II)

Union Local: UAW Local 685

Plant History: Plant completed and began production of transmissions in 1998. FCA US announced in November 2010 that it would invest $843 million for production of a future generation front-wheel-drive automatic transmission for use in future vehicles. In February 2013, the Company announced an investment of $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 added up to 400 new jobs. Production of the nine-speed transmission began in May 2013.

World Class Manufacturing Accomplishments
Indiana Transmission Plant I (ITPI) was awarded bronze status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) on Aug. 31, 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: June 2018)
 

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