FCA US and Ram Trucks are investing $1 billion to move 2020 Ram HD truck production from Mexico to the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan, and pay out more bonuses to current employees. The plant will be retooled in order to produce the new truck and plant personnel will be expanded by 2,500 people.
In addition to the truck plant move, approximately 60,000 US-based FCA employees will get bonus payments.
Another interesting piece of news is that the upcoming new Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer will also be produced at the Warren Truck Assembly facility. Does it mean the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will share the truck frames with the trucks? We will have to wait a little longer to know for sure.
The existing plant in Saltillo, Mexico will be repurposed to produce commercial vehicles for the global consumption.
Stay tuned to TFLtruck.com for lots more news this weekend and the days ahead on the new 2019 Ram 1500 and more from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.