FCA Moving Heavy-Duty Ram Truck Production Out of Mexico to U.S.

WARREN, MI - JANUARY 22: A worker is shown at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Warren Stamping Plant January 22, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. FCA US officially dedicated the new press line featuring a $63 million high-speed press at the plant today. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is moving production of heavy-duty Ram Truck models from Mexico to its Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan. This will begin with the next-generation Ram HD, which is expected to enter production in 2020.

An investment of more than $1 billion is being made to move production to Warren. That investment is in addition to the investment to be made to upgrade the plant for production of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Other FCA investments in U.S. production have begun to add 3,700 new jobs and improved manufacturing capacity to keep up with Jeep and Ram product sales.

The Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant, where heavy-duty Ram trucks are currently built, will be repurposed into production of globally distributed commercial vehicles.

So far, FCA has invested into the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois to move production of the Jeep Cherokee from Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo plant was retooled to product the upcoming new-generation Jeep Wrangler and its accompanying Jeep truck. FCA’s Sterling Heights plant in Michigan is seeing investments to take on the next-generation Ram 1500 half-ton pickup. These are in addition to already-mentioned upgrades.

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