• Ram heavy-duty models claim best-in-class trifecta

    August 25, 2014
    With the start of 2015 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty production, the truck world’s “King of the Hill” is adding to its most-capable claims. Ram 3500 models offer increased torque ratings of 865 lb.-ft. and an increased payload of 7,390 pounds, while maintaining a class-leading maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds. Ram is the only pickup to back its heavy-duty towing claims using SAE J2807 criteria.
  • Etobicoke celebrates 50 years

    August 26, 2014
    The Etobicoke (Ontario) Casting Plant celebrated its 50th year of producing die cast parts for the Chrysler Group. Originally built in 1942 by the Canadian government to support World War II efforts, the plant began operations as Alcan Aluminum to produce sand and permanent molds for military aircraft applications. In 2010, the company announced a $27.2 million investment for new tooling to produce front and rear crossmembers for the Dodge Dart, Jeep® Cherokee and the all-new Chrysler 200.
  • Indiana employees fix shelter

    August 19, 2014
    Some 25 hourly and salary employees from Kokomo (Ind.) Transmission Plant, Kokomo Casting Plant, Indiana Transmission Plant I, Indiana Transmission Plant II and Tipton (Ind.) Transmission Plant volunteered to renovate a local domestic violence shelter. Employees from five Indiana plants adopted the the shelter when it ended 2013 with a deficit. Volunteers spent a day removing old furniture and unloading and assembling new furniture.
  • Canada plants earn quality awards

    August 19, 2014
    Employees at the Windsor and Brampton (Ont.) assembly plants were honored for earning four 2014 J.D. Power awards between them. Brampton Assembly was presented three awards: The 2014 Dodge Charger earned the highest ranking in the large car segment in the J.D. Power APEAL awards, while the Dodge Challenger earned both the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) award and the 2014 APEAL award for a midsize sporty car. Windsor Assembly won the IQS Award for the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country.
  • Sterling Stamping gets safety honor

    August 19, 2014
    Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., successfully earned its Occupational Health and Safety Assessment (OHSA) 18001 certification on July 25. The certification was awarded to the plant after a three-day audit in which both management and hourly employees showcased their understanding of safety policy within a manufacturing plant. Along with learning that they were awarded certification, the plant also discovered that auditors found zero safety findings.




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