Chrysler unveils minivan for Millennials

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Sunday announced a $1 billion investment to expand factories in Ohio as well as Michigan as well as create 2,000 fresh jobs from the United States.

The announcement is actually the latest phase in an “industrialization plan” the company announced a year ago.

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Fiat Chrysler says the item will retool a Warren, Michigan, assembly plant to produce fresh versions Jeep Wagoneer as well as Grand Wagoneer. These large SUVs will bring back a style name Jeep last used in 1991.

The company will also make a fresh Jeep pickup truck at its assembly complex in Toledo.

The 2,000 fresh jobs will support production of the fresh versions as well as be in place by 2020.

Related: Car sales set another U.S. record

UAW President Dennis Williams said in a statement that will the union is actually happy with Fiat Chrysler’s decision.

“These investments will benefit UAW members, their families as well as communities by providing greater job security as well as a world class manufacturing environment,” he said.

Last July, Fiat Chrysler announced about $2.5 billion in some other investments in its factories from the United States. Those plans included adding jobs at plants in Illinois, Ohio as well as Michigan.

Months earlier, the company said the item would certainly cut 1,300 jobs via a Detroit-area factory, which produced the Chrysler 0 sedan. that will was the first permanent layoff at a U.S. auto plant since the crisis days of 2009.

Related: GM as well as Chrysler have more workers in Mexico than Ford

Automakers’ job plans have been in headlines because of public pressure by President-elect Donald Trump.

Last week, Trump criticized GM (GM) for producing cars in Mexico. as well as Ford announced the item would certainly cancel plans to build a fresh plant in Mexico as well as invest $700 million in Michigan instead.

Ford said the item had not cut a deal with Trump yet cast the investment as a “vote of confidence” from the pro-business environment Trump vows to create. During the presidential campaign, Trump had slammed Ford for shipping U.S. jobs to Mexico (a claim the company said was wrong).

–sy88pgw’s Peter Valdes-Dapena as well as Chris Isidore contributed to that will story.

sy88pgw (fresh York) First published January 8, 2017: 5:11 PM ET


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