Union: Fiat says Jeep Wrangler staying in Ohio, not Cherokee

Jeep Chrysler Toledo Assembly complex Toledo Ohio
AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero, File

TOLEDO, Ohio (WDTN) – Union leaders in Ohio say Fiat Chrysler plant managers are telling workers that the automaker will keep production of the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo while also moving the Jeep Cherokee line out of state.

Officials with the United Auto Workers in Toledo say the announcement Tuesday that the Cherokee would be moving came as a surprise. Automotive News first reported the decision.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told the publication that the company had found a solution to expand Wrangler production. Fiat wouldn’t elaborate on his comments.

Auto workers and city leaders in Toledo have been on edge for months since Fiat revealed it was considering moving the Wrangler assembly line because of the cost of reconfiguring its current plant.

About 6,000 people work at the Toledo assembly complex.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s