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Summer Shutdown/Warren Truck news

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by ShawnP, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. ShawnP

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    Move all Tradesmen south.

    That plus 4500-5500 production would keep Saltillo busy.
     
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    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    The plan was to free up Saltillo so that they could make metric ton pick up in the future. You can call id Dakota or whatever.
     
  5. ShawnP

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    A pleasant problem has developed.

    2019 Rsm sales worldwide were 750-800k.

    Warren and SHAP can't handle that volume especially with the Wagoneer Twins at Warren.

    So Saltillo is needed or a 3rd US plant.
     
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    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Is the entire Saltillo plant needed for the pickup? Anyway I heard it was 2-3 years off, still...
    Plenty of auto plants in FCA's domain. Move Cherokee to Windsor or Toluca, for example. Make all JGCs in the new Mack plant and use Jefferson Avenue. Reopen a plant closed by GM or Ford.
     
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    Would LOVE to rip Lordstown away from GM.

    It's been sold and out of the 6 month buyback window.

    Would require some money to rebuild up for Ram but I honestly don't see Lordstown Motors ever building a truck by itself.

    GM kept the plant "hot" for a turnover but maybe 100 people in a plant Lordstown's size is a joke.
     
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    Sorry just read that GM extended the buyback deal to August.

    GM also has a tax bill due on Lordstown.

    Lordstown Motors would need 400 to 500 million to just start production in the plant.

    Lordstown Motors just bragged about a order of 1200 trucks from Servpro (less than a full days run at SHAP).

    What a cluster.

    No way banks loan Lordstown any money even with the plant as collateral.

    FCA just throw down 400 million and say we'll take it and have production up in 12 to 18 months.

    Use as the 3rd truck plant plus start slow building of electric Ram's.
     
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