Jeep Spurs Major Job Growth in Toledo, OH

Jeep has announced major plans for an expansion of its Jeep assembly plant in Toledo, OH. The auto manufacturer plans to add 700 new jobs to the area as part of a $700 million dollar investment to produce the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler and the upcoming new Wrangler pickup truck. Much of the $700 million is planned to go towards retooling Fiat Chrysler's Toledo Assembly Complex North plant to more efficiently produce the new Wranglers.

Mayor of Toledo Paula Hicks-Hudson said: "We appreciate FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) US's investment in our community and Toledo Assembly's contribution to our local economy."

FCA Chairman Sergio Marchionne expressed pleasant surprised at the company’s decision to create additional jobs in Toledo after telling reporters that he anticipated only maintaining employment levels in the city earlier this year. The City of Toledo has already invested $5 million dollars preparing land for the expansion of FCA and its suppliers. The city will budget an additional $825,000 to build roadways near the plant, with the mayor saying "we look forward to working with FCA on this new project."

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