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  • Jeep to show off new Cherokee today

    Jeep to show off new Cherokee today

    by Tyrel Linkhorn The Toledo Blade March 27, 2013 Jeep will introduce the 2014 Cherokee to the world today, debuting a long-awaited model the company hopes will re-establish Jeep as a top player in one of the most competitive segments in the new-car market… “The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be the benchmark for midsize SUVs with a new level of on-road driving dynamics and fuel economy, while at the same time improving the four-by-four capability that customers expect from [...]

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  • Detroit Electric returns to build electric sports cars, create 180 jobs

    Detroit Electric returns to build electric sports cars, create 180 jobs

    by Karl Henkel The Detroit News March 19, 2013 An old name is returning to the Motor City to manufacturer a line of new electric sports cars. Detroit Electric, formerly an electric vehicle maker in the early 1900s, plans to bring 180 jobs to Metro Detroit by the end of the year and will produce a pure electric sports car beginning in August, the company said Tuesday. Read more…  

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  • “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “When I took this job in 2008,” says Mike Gammella, president of UAW Local 1250 in Brook Park, Ohio, “we had the foundry announced to be closed, and Engine Plant #1 had 66 people. It looked like we were vanishing.” But instead of vanishing, Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant #1 is now gaining $200 million in new investment, hundreds of new jobs, and a hot-selling new engine: the 2.0 liter EcoBoost, which powers several Ford vehicles and up until now has [...]

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  • Chrysler Investment Means New Jobs, Improved Fuel Economy

    Chrysler Investment Means New Jobs, Improved Fuel Economy

    by Jeff Gilbert WWJ Newsradio 950/CBS-Detroit February 28, 2013 Chrysler is putting $374 million into its Kokomo, Indiana transmission plant, adding 1,250 new jobs. “Let me just say that Kokomo is buzzing right now with energy,” said Brad Clark, who heads the transmission team at Kokomo. There are currently 6,000 workers at four plants in Kokomo. Chrysler will purchase a fifth plant from a supplier and use it to build all new nine speed transmissions. Read more and listen to [...]

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  • Chrysler to announce investment in Kokomo, Ind., plants

    Chrysler to announce investment in Kokomo, Ind., plants

    by Tom Krisher Associated Press February 28, 2013 Chrysler will announce 1,250 new jobs and a major investment today at transmission and metal casting factories in the Kokomo, Ind., area. CEO Sergio Marchionne will confirm that the plans include an investment of $162 million and the creation 850 jobs at a former Getrag Transmission plant in nearby Tipton. Another 400 jobs will be created at three other factories. The company is investing millions in the Kokomo area to build fuel-efficient [...]

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  • Chrysler’s new transmissions geared for better acceleration, gas mileage

    Chrysler’s new transmissions geared for better acceleration, gas mileage

    by Jeff Swiatek Indianapolis Star February 28, 2013 Chrysler Group’s $374 million investment in Indiana is geared to gears: new added-speed transmissions that the company hopes will improve the driving experience for its customers and save them money on fuel. Chrysler has spent the past two years intensively researching and designing an eight-speed and a nine-speed automatic transmission, both of which will be made in Indiana, where the automaker has concentrated its production of transmissions. Read more…

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