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Jefferson North to celebrate

by David Zatz on

Chrysler Communication’s Facebook group announced that the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, which builds the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, will mark a special milestone later this morning.  The plant made the Grand Cherokee possible as an addition to the Jeep line; it was originally meant as a replacement for the Cherokee, not an upscale addition to it. Production began in 1991.

Jefferson North is the only major assembly plant to be entirely in Detroit. Chrysler’s Conner Avenue plant, which makes Viper, is also within the city boundaries. Over 4,400 people work at Jefferson Avenue.

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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