Fiat Chrysler’s Jefferson North Plant Hits 6 Millionth Vehicle Milestone
One of Fiat Chrysler’s biggest plants hit a major milestone earlier this week. The FCA US Jefferson North Assembly Plant, which is located in Detroit, Michigan, celebrated producing its 6 millionth vehicle when a 75th Anniversary Edition 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled off the assembly line.
This means the 24-year-old plant has built enough vehicles to wrap around the Earth one and a half times.
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“Reaching this milestone is a reflection of this plant’s commitment to supporting the continued growth of the Jeep brand around the world and playing a role in the comeback of Detroit,” said Curt Towne, Jefferson North Plant Manager. “Our employees are proud to be part of this unique time in the history of both the Company and the City. They understand that not only are they contributing to the success of FCA US, but they are proving that Detroit will always be the Motor City.”
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The Jefferson North Assembly Plant has almost 4,500 employees helping the Jeep brand keep up with demand. It spans 3 million square-feet and has an alternative work schedule, which means three crews work two 10-hour shifts each day, six days a week. A vehicle in production will take a day and a half to travel from the body shop to the end of the assembly line.
There were 365,542 vehicles produced at this plan in 2015 alone with nearly 25% of the plant’s production being shipped to 135 markets around the world.
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