Fiat Chrysler is moving production of heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to MI and paying bonuses to USA workers in response to the.
FCA is relocating production of its next-generation Ram Heavy Duty truck from a production location in Mexico to an assembly plant in MI, a facility that the automaker is investing more than $1 billion in to modernize as well as add 2,500 new jobs. Under FCA's plans, the Mexican plant will be repurposed to produce future commercial vehicles.
FCA also confirmed on Friday that the Warren Truck Assembly plant will build the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer for Jeep.
To support the increased volume at the Warren facility, 2,500 new jobs will be created, above and beyond the jobs announced as part of the January 2017 announcement, FCA said.
The automaker is also making a special bonus payment of $2,000to roughly 60,000 hourly and salaried employees. The payment will be made in the second quarter of this year.
"These announcements reflect our ongoing commitment to our USA manufacturing footprint and the dedicated employees who have contributed to FCA's success", FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a statement. Most recently, the company announced investments totaling $3.5 billion, with the addition of 3,700 new jobs, to strengthen its USA manufacturing base, and align US capacity to extend the Jeep and Ram product lines.