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Chrysler to add workers in Toledo

by Bill Cawthon on

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Chrysler will announce plans to hire as many as 1,105 workers by 2013 for the Toledo Assembly Complex where the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro are built. The announcement is expected next Wednesday.

The state of Ohio is providing tax incentives to seal the deal for a $365-million investment in the Northeastern Ohio city. Ohio Governor John Kasich and U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur are expected to be on hand.

Chrysler plans to fill the openings with new employees who will be hired under the Tier II provisions of the recently ratified contract with the United Auto Workers.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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