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Just saw on employee portal, sorry if already posted elsewhere.

The Jefferson North Assembly Plant (Detroit) will be featured on the cable television show “Extreme Factories,” demonstrating how the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is built.
The 20-minute segment will be part of the episode scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, May 12, on the Travel Channel.
 

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I previously worked for a company where they wanted to feature us on Modern Marvels. As Sales & Marketing Manager, I saw a great opportunity for us. Ownership was too concerned about revealing "proprietary" technologies, so we declined.
 

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Cool!
 

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Erik Latranyi said:
I previously worked for a company where they wanted to feature us on Modern Marvels. As Sales & Marketing Manager, I saw a great opportunity for us. Ownership was too concerned about revealing "proprietary" technologies, so we declined.
That's too bad. It's easy to get around that with good editing and approvals.

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Mike V. said:
That's too bad. It's easy to get around that with good editing and approvals.
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I was just going to mention that.
All it takes is a right to review and edit the final cut. Most of the shows never show anything but the basics and can still remain interesting.
 

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MoparNorm said:
I was just going to mention that.
All it takes is a right to review and edit the final cut. Most of the shows never show anything but the basics and can still remain interesting.
Absolutely.

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Something Worth Watching!

I've Seen Some of Thier Programs - The Do a Very Good Program.

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Mike V. said:
That's too bad. It's easy to get around that with good editing and approvals.

Mike
Unless Erik works in the alien reverse engineering dept. I wonder....
 

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GasAxe said:
Unless Erik works in the alien reverse engineering dept. I wonder....
:lol:
 

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marlon_jbt said:
Hope I'm not in any of the video. :)
I'm sure you'll be edited out! I, or at least some of my body, was in the Challenger one
a couple years back.
 

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Heh. Wife's company was featured on Future Weapons a few years back. They filmed right before the company was bought-out and the name changed, so they had to blur the old company logo on all of those nice new polo shirts that the employees were given for the shoot. DOH!
 

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dfarc said:
I'm sure you'll be edited out! I, or at least some of my body, was in the Challenger one
a couple years back.
I was just joking. I actually don't remember Extreme Factories being at the plant which means it was probably recorded during a day that I was not scheduled to work. We're running that terrible 3-2-120 you know... bah.

Day Shift/A-Crew always gets all the good publicity.
 

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Watching now. Very good so far.

To the great people of Jefferson North Assembly... You did a great job on TV :)

Lots of shots of the new Cherokee and Wrangler.
 

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I haven't seen this episode, but I keep seeing new Grand Cherokees everywhere here.
 

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UN4GTBL said:
I haven't seen this episode, but I keep seeing new Grand Cherokees everywhere here.
It is very condensed, as expected. The entire segment takes 18 minutes including to commercial breaks. I laugh because they show the Durango a lot in the body shop but 99% of viewers wouldn't know the difference anyway.

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I didn't catch it.

Was it like your typical assembly plant tour video? 15 minutes in the body shop oohing and ahhing at the BORING body shop robots and 3 minutes in assembly, where all the REAL action happens?
 

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marlon_jbt said:
I didn't catch it.

Was it like your typical assembly plant tour video? 15 minutes in the body shop oohing and ahhing at the BORING body shop robots and 3 minutes in assembly, where all the REAL action happens?
Almost yes. They focused a lot on the body shop. Never really showed the paint area, then showed engines and transmissions. They spent a lot of time at the point where the subframe and drivetrain are lifted into the unibody and then installing wheel with tires mounted and alignment performed. Then they went to the checkout station and that was that.

Mike
 
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