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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:48 PM

Chrysler to Spend $238 Million, Add 1,250 Jobs in Michigan

Source: Reuters

Chrysler to spend $238 million, add 1,250 jobs in Michigan

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST

(Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC, the U.S. automaker majority owned by Fiat SpA, said on Thursday it will invest $238 million to boost engine and truck production in Michigan and add up to 1,250 jobs to meet new demand.

The company is spending $198 million to make its Pentastar V6 engine at the Mack I Engine Plant, which currently builds a larger engine for the Ram 1500 truck. Production will begin in early 2014 and Chrysler may add up to 250 jobs there, subject to market conditions.

The automaker is spending $40 million to install a flexible production line at its Trenton North plant, which can build both the V-6 engine and the Tigershark four-cylinder engine.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8AE1CC20121115

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Reply Chrysler to Spend $238 Million, Add 1,250 Jobs in Michigan (Original post)
Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
Populist_Prole Nov 2012 #1
Bluzmann57 Nov 2012 #2
madrchsod Nov 2012 #6
Dubster Nov 2012 #3
madrchsod Nov 2012 #4
pepperbear Nov 2012 #5
joeglow3 Nov 2012 #7
MightyMopar Nov 2012 #17
n2doc Nov 2012 #8
Kber Nov 2012 #9
pipewrench Nov 2012 #10
Gore1FL Nov 2012 #11
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #12
AzDar Nov 2012 #13
Grins Nov 2012 #14
Coyotl Nov 2012 #15
2on2u Nov 2012 #16
SunDrop23 Nov 2012 #18
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #19
FarCenter Nov 2012 #20
MightyMopar Nov 2012 #21

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:02 PM

1. Excellent! Just watch the amazing GOP meme turnabout now

2 weeks ago: Oh now, they're sending your jobs overseas! Vote for me instead!

Today: The same crowd is probably growling and grousing about how this will increase the viability of a group they absolutely love to hate: unionized blue collar manufacturing workers.

The cons official meme will be something along the lines now about how unions are holding a business hostage and making them less competitive blah blah blah.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:09 PM

2. 1250 jobs

Unionized jobs, probably good pay and benefits. In the USA. Doesn't sound like anyone's moving to China just yet. And it soumds like maybe the auto bailout worked.
If this sounds like rubbing salt in the wounds, good. It is.

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:27 PM

6. it is a two tier wage scale starting at 14 for general labor

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:18 PM

4. WHAT! i thought they were moving to china...

or maybe those v-6 and 4 cyl are going into those jeeps chrysler is going to make in china!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:18 PM

5. hmm.....a collective 300+ MILLION on a campaign....

one company's 238 million investment on job creation.

math.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:30 PM

7. Good for Michigan, but I won't buy one

After years of GM cars and being happy, we bought a Town & Country and a Sebring. These cars were manufactured 3 years apart and we have had MANY of the exact same failures at identical mileages (thermastat, transmission, etc.). I would never buy one of these pieces of shit again. Back to GM with our next cars.

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Response to joeglow3 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:17 PM

17. Today's Chrysler products are quite different than the one even 3 years ago.

 

This new Pentastar V6 is a truly great engine.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:38 PM

8. I didn't know 'Michigan" was a Chinese Province!

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Response to n2doc (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:44 PM

9. LOL

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Response to n2doc (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:55 PM

10. only on planet Romney, a gas giant, population 1....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:16 PM

12. Awesome News!



More reason to celebrate here in Michigan!

Julie

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:34 PM

13. Awesome!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:40 PM

14. Damn you Obama, and your bailout!!!! The Kenyan Muslim socialist has struck again!

$238 million to boost production and 1,250 new jobs - none of them minimum wage? That bastard!!! This is all his fault.

Can't wait to send this one to my Reich-wing friends.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:47 PM

15. When you are wrong, you are very wrong Mitt!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:16 PM

16. Crap, more American jobs being sent to S. Canada. Oh Bother..... n/t

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:19 PM

18. Thank you President Obama for your faith in the American worker. (nfm)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:45 PM

19. So much for that big

lie that cost Mitt, Ohio. Was it worth it ,Mitt?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:44 PM

20. About 190,000 of investment / job

So adding 1 million jobs would require $190 billion. 10 million jobs would require $1.9 trillion.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:06 PM

21. These new Ram trucks with Pentastar V6's get 25mpg hwy astonishing for fullsize truck with 290 hp

 

5 more hwy mpgs than a comparable Toyota V6 full size pickup and even better than Toyota's compact truck with a automatic. Sergio Marchionne is the best CEO in America.

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