August 08, 2013

Chrysler Group to invest $52-million in its Michigan engine plants

Trenton North will receive $11.5-million to add an assembly line for the four-cylinder Tigershark engine. With a $40.5-million investment, Dundee will convert a line to machine cranks, heads and blocks to support Tigershark production at Trenton.

The Dundee Engine Plant
will continue to assemble the Tigershark engine, alongside the 1.4-liter Fire engine and the World Gas Engine.

"With the growing demand for our products, we are constantly evaluating how to best meet powertrain production requirements," said Brian Harlow, Vice-President and Head of Powertrain Manufacturing. "In this case, we are fortunate that we had an existing facility that could accommodate the additional capacity needs for Tigershark and one that has the know-how to support that additional production."

The new Trenton Tigershark line as well as the Dundee line conversion are expected to begin production by the end of the third quarter.

"The UAW is pleased that Chrysler Group continues to invest in its facilities and add good paying jobs," said General Holiefield, UAW Vice-President and Director of the Chrysler Department. "This is what can happen with dedication, commitment and a focus on delivering quality products to our customers."


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