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Ram Truck factory to move back from Mexico

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by g8orbill, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    http://breaking911.com/fiat-chrysler-will-invest-1b-michigan-truck-plant-bring-ram-work-back-mexico/

    from the article:

    First, the Company confirmed that it will invest more than $1 billion to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant(Michigan) to produce the next generation Ram Heavy Duty truck, which will relocate from its current production location in Saltillo, Mexico, in 2020. This investment is in addition to the announcement made in January 2017 which committed to spending a portion of $1 billion in Warren Truck Assembly to expand the Jeep® product line with the addition of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant will be repurposed to produce future commercial vehiclesfor global distribution.


    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.

    Second, the Company confirmed that it will make a special bonus payment of $2,000 to approximately 60,000 FCA hourly and salaried employees in the U.S., excluding seniorleadership. The payment, which recognizes employees for their continued commitment to the Company’s success, will be made in the second quarter of this year, and will be in addition to any profit sharing and salaried performance bonuses that employees would otherwise be eligible to receive in 2018. The special bonus will be paid to all eligible employees of the FCA automotive and components operations in the U.S.
     
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  2. flgator2

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    The good news just keeps coming for America Trump's tearing it up
     
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  3. gator_fever

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    Trump's changes are getting some companies to move some stuff back to the U.S.
     
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  4. homer

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    This was already planned back in 1882.
     
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  5. Spurffelbow833

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    They must figure we've got enough illegals here to staff it. The construction, lawn care, and hotel job markets are saturated and upward mobility is entering the picture as the jobs Americans won't do become more and more profitable. We're going to get our fat, lazy asses worked out of a country, and we're going to deserve it.
     
  6. tegator80

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    The good news: Dodge is going to be making trucks in the US!

    The bad news: I repeat, Dodge is going to make trucks in the US. But as long as there are people who want them well then...
     
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  7. BLING

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    I didn't realize Ram production had moved to Mexico, I'd only seen small cars produced - the one that started it I believe was the VW Beetle (and the new Beetle was also made in Mexico). Apparantly GM makes some trucks there and some small SUV's, and the RAM has been made there since 1995.

    Still, would never buy a Fiat/Chrysler product - and that was true before their merger. Their quality has been junk for years and years. Sadly, you can pretty much say that about all the big 3, but at least the other 2 have made strides. By the accounts I've read, Fiat/Chrysler has actually gotten worse.
     
  8. ursidman

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    that's a scurrilous thing to allege. Why we have a Dodge PU at work that's over 7 years old and only had 3 transmissions.
     
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  9. oragator1

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    If Hillary Clinton wasn't so obsessed with Trump's misogyny she may have been elected if her media campaign emphasized statistics like that illustrated in the graph below.
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    In the end it will turn out that more jobs were gained in the auto industry under Obama than under Trump.
     
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    Factory work is going to be completely automated in 20 or 30 years. I may be off on my time but factory work is going away. There will be a brief transition period where there are some maintenance people but then that will be automated to. I suspect more factories will locate here as transportation becomes a more controllable cost but that doesnt mean anybody will be working in them.
     
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  13. Gatorrick22

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  14. gator_lawyer

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    I guess you didn't read anything at all. We already have a thread discussing this.
     
  15. docspor

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    If you think that job losses due to Mexicans & robots is bad wait until this hits.

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  16. PerSeGator

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    Never let facts get in the way of spin!

    When Obama was in office, the same cast of characters would post every article they could find on a company closing down to "prove" how awful everything was. Nowadays, they post every good article to "prove" how great the economy is doing. Nothing has changed except the spin.
     
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  17. BLING

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    I've noticed the same thing.

    Fastsix keeps ribbing them on the stock market (inquiring as to how they missed out on all the returns from 2010-2017), so he obviously noticed it too.