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Chrysler Opens New Tipton Plant, Creates 850 Jobs

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Chrysler Opens New Tipton Plant

Chrysler opens new Tipton plant, creating 850 jobs.

Today Chrysler Group LLC will cut the ribbon of the all-new transmission plant in Tipton, Indiana. Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, will be at the event, which is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm.

The $162 million investment in the plant has created 850 jobs for Tipton County. These jobs are crucial to central Indiana, according to Jeff Sheridan, executive director of the Tipton County Economic Development Organization, who spoke with FOX 59.

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“It’s obviously huge,” Sheridan told reporters. “Tipton County is a smaller county. Our population is only approximately 16,000. Eight hundred fifty jobs is a big deal to anybody. To us, especially so.”

Workers in the Tipton area who are interested in pursuing a career can view open positions online.

Chrysler Opens New Tipton Plant

A look inside the factory.

The factory will be responsible for Chrysler’s nine-speed transmission.

Check out Fox 59’s look inside the factory below:

Chrysler Opens New Tipton Plant

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