Share Download Print FCA U.S. Manufacturing Investments Timeline (June 2009-February 2019) Since June 2009, FCA has committed investments of nearly $14 billion and added nearly 30,000 new jobs (including more than 22,500 hourly) in the U.S. Those committed investments include: December 17, 2009 – FCA US announced that it would invest $179 million to launch production of the 1.4-liter, 16-valve Fully Integrated Robotized Engine (FIRE) at GEMA Plant (Dundee, Michigan), creating up to 573 new jobs industry-wide, including up to 155 new FCA US jobs. May 11, 2010 – FCA US announced an investment of $43 million to increase capacity at its Kokomo Casting and Kokomo Transmission (Indiana) plants, and adapt them to support production of the World Engine and improve processes for the 62TE transmission program. 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. June 9, 2010 – FCA US announced an investment of $300 million to modernize Indiana Transmission Plant I* and Kokomo Casting (Indiana) to accommodate future production of a new highly fuel-efficient eight-speed automatic transmission for future FCA US vehicles. *Project and investment moved to the Kokomo Transmission Plant in December 2010. July 19, 2010 – Jefferson North Assembly Plant (Detroit) added a second shift of production with nearly 1,100 jobs. 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 (Michigan) in the first quarter of 2011. October 26, 2010 – FCA US issued a statement thanking the Governor of Michigan for her support of the Company’s commitment to the state of Michigan through a potential investment of $850 million in the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and surrounding stamping plants, and $150 million in the GEMA Plant. October 28, 2010 – FCA US announced a $600 million investment in its Belvidere Assembly Plant (Illinois), 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. November 23, 2010 – FCA US announced an investment of nearly $843 million into the Company’s existing transmission manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Indiana, to accommodate production of a new advanced front-wheel drive automatic transmission. December 6, 2010 – FCA US confirmed the previously announced (Oct. 26, 2010) investment of $850 million in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and stamping facilities in Warren and Sterling Heights, construction of an all-new, state-of-the-art, 425,000-square-foot paint shop, as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material-handling equipment. The Company also reconfirmed that it would add nearly 900 jobs on a second shift at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in the first quarter of 2011. FCA US also confirmed plans to invest $150 million in its GEMA Plant for future powertrain production. December 14, 2010 – FCA US confirmed an investment of $85 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant for a variety of powertrain improvements. February 2011 – The second shift at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant began, adding nearly 900 jobs. June 15, 2011 – FCA US announced a $114 million investment in new equipment at its Trenton North Engine Plant (Michigan) to support increased production of the Pentastar engine. The investment was estimated to create 268 new jobs. August 23, 2011 – FCA US confirmed that it was preparing to invest $72 million in its Toledo Machining Plant (Perrysburg, Ohio) to produce new generation front-wheel and rear-wheel drive torque converters and steering columns. October 18, 2011 – FCA US announced a $165 million investment in a new body shop, new equipment and conveyors at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. November 16, 2011 – FCA US announced that it would invest $500 million at the Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) for the production of the next generation Jeep® SUV in 2013. As a result, the Company would add a second shift of production or about 1,100 jobs in the third quarter of 2013. December 13, 2011 – FCA US announced that it would reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (Detroit) 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. January 5, 2012 – FCA US 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. February 2, 2012 – FCA US 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 all-new 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. 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. October 2012 – The third crew at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant began, adding about 1,100 jobs. November 15, 2012 – FCA US announced that it would invest nearly $240 million to increase engine capacity and add about 1,250 new jobs at several Michigan facilities. The announcement included an investment of $198 million at the Mack I Engine Plant (Detroit) and the addition of up to 250 new jobs to produce the award-winning 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 (Michigan) to produce the Ram 1500. February 28, 2013 – FCA US announced that it would invest nearly $374 million to boost transmission production and add about 1,250 new jobs in north-central Indiana, making it the largest transmission installation in the world. The announcement included 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 would add up to 400 new jobs. The Company would also invest $162 million to establish an assembly site for the nine-speed transmission in Tipton, Indiana - Tipton Transmission Plant - and create up to 850 new jobs. April 26, 2013 – FCA US announced that it would invest $19.6 million in its Toledo Machining Plant to increase capacity of the torque converter it is machining for the nine-speed transmission for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. August 7, 2013 – FCA US announced that it would invest $52 million in its engine plants in Trenton and Dundee, Michigan, to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions at the Trenton plant. Trenton North would receive $11.5 million to add an assembly line for the four-cylinder Tigershark engine. With a $40.5 million investment, Dundee would convert a line to machine cranks, heads and blocks to support Tigershark production at Trenton. June 25, 2014 – FCA US confirmed that it would invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant (Michigan) to expand capacity at the facility. The investment would be used to purchase and install the latest high-speed Servo Tandem Press technology (a 180-inch press line). The new press line would increase capacity by up to 12,000 hits per day or approximately 3.6 million parts per year. December 22, 2014 – FCA US confirmed that it would invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite transmission. July 9, 2015 – FCA US confirmed an investment of more than $166 million in three new press lines at its Sterling Stamping Plant (Michigan) to support increased product demand. The investment included the purchase and installation of two extra-large High Speed Servo Tandem press lines (each 180 inches) and one large Servo Progressive press line. The three presses would increase the number of stampings produced each day by nearly 75,000 or 20 million a year. April 26, 2016 – FCA US announced that it would invest $74.7 million in its Trenton Engine Complex to retool the north plant to produce the next generation four-cylinder engine, retaining 245 jobs. The new engine would be assembled on the flexible production line that was installed in 2012. July 14, 2016 – FCA US announced that it would invest $350 million in its Belvidere Assembly Plant to produce the Jeep Cherokee, which would move from its current production location in Toledo, Ohio, in 2017. Approximately 300 new jobs would be added. The Company also commited to investing $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. July 26, 2016 – FCA US commited to investing $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram brand. September 27, 2016 – FCA US confirmed that it would add 700 new jobs at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant when production of the next generation Ram 1500 begins. January 8, 2017* – FCA US announced a $1 billion investment to retool and modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Michigan) to produce the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and the south plant of the Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) 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.) February 26, 2019 – FCA announced plans to invest a total of $4.5 billion in five of its existing Michigan plants, and to 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 announcement are below: $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 would be 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. Ram 1500 Classic production to continue. It is expected that 1,400 new jobs would be added. 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. (Updated: March 2019) **FCA announced in January 2018 that it would move Ram Heavy Duty production from Saltillo, Mexico, to Warren, Michigan.