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1,200 new minivan jobs

by David Zatz on

Reid Bigland, the chief executive of FCA Canada, said that 1,200 jobs were being created to support production of the company’s long-awaited new minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

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Total investments were around US$2.7 billion, far over the initial $2 billion announcement. FCA now employs over 11,000 Canadians, even as other automakers flee to Mexico.

The Windsor plant has, according to FCA and insiders alike, been thoroughly renovated for the first time in many years, and is ready to produce not just the Chrysler Pacifica and current Dodge Caravan at once, but also at least one future crossover.

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