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Confirmed: Tipton for transmissions

by David Zatz on

Kokomo

Chrysler’s investment in Tipton, Indiana, would result in 850 new jobs, according to company officials quoted by the Indy Star. Chrysler is interested in buying a factory built and then abandoned by a Getrag and DaimlerChrysler joint venture, and has asked the county for a tax abatement on the tooling, which would cost $49 million. The total investment would be $162 million, according to a spokesman; the plant itself has an asking price of under $40 million.

Chrysler’s Jodi Tinson said the company needed more transmission production capacity, given recent sales increases. The company is also looking at expansions in or near Kokomo, where it makes five-speeds and soon will make eight and nine-speeds. Neither location has been confirmed as final.

Full Indy Star story • Thanks to KCP Worker.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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