Chrysler's Mack 2 Ave. plant

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Tony A Autoworker

Grosse Pointe, MI

#1 Oct 22, 2011
Chrysler's Mack Avenue Engine plant, in danger of closing next year, is expected to gain final assembly work for a new Maserati SUV.
Though the decision is not yet final, the work would create as many as 450 jobs for the plant, allowing the 150 who work there to retain their jobs if the union's tentative contract with Chrysler is ratified, people briefed on the plans told the Free Press Friday.
That would add to a string of job announcements made this week by the Detroit Three as they wrap up their deals with the UAW.
On Thursday, workers at UAW Local 51 in Detroit were told that the body of the SUV would be assembled at Jefferson North, and workers at the nearby Mack Avenue Engine plant would install the interior, engine and trim.
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said that the Maserati Kubang SUV, unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, would be built at Jefferson North Assembly.
Mack Avenue Engine plant No.2 was in danger of closing because the 3.7-liter V6 engine made at that plant is scheduled to be phased out.
Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson declined comment.
"It's a testament to the UAW negotiations and to the confidence that Chrysler is showing in the union to even contemplate finishing the Maserati SUV in the U.S.," said Rebecca Lindland, an analysT
KEP 72

Kenosha, WI

#2 Oct 22, 2011
Tony A Autoworker wrote:
Chrysler's Mack Avenue Engine plant, in danger of closing next year, is expected to gain final assembly work for a new Maserati SUV.
Though the decision is not yet final, the work would create as many as 450 jobs for the plant, allowing the 150 who work there to retain their jobs if the union's tentative contract with Chrysler is ratified, people briefed on the plans told the Free Press Friday.
That would add to a string of job announcements made this week by the Detroit Three as they wrap up their deals with the UAW.
On Thursday, workers at UAW Local 51 in Detroit were told that the body of the SUV would be assembled at Jefferson North, and workers at the nearby Mack Avenue Engine plant would install the interior, engine and trim.
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said that the Maserati Kubang SUV, unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, would be built at Jefferson North Assembly.
Mack Avenue Engine plant No.2 was in danger of closing because the 3.7-liter V6 engine made at that plant is scheduled to be phased out.
Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson declined comment.
"It's a testament to the UAW negotiations and to the confidence that Chrysler is showing in the union to even contemplate finishing the Maserati SUV in the U.S.," said Rebecca Lindland, an analysT
That doesn't sound good, from working on engines to climbing in and out of cars. No different than working at SHAP, JNAP or BAP. But at least you'll have full seniority. While you're out while they're retooling they can break you in on one of those assembly plants.
Dan

Kokomo, IN

#3 Oct 22, 2011
What about product in Indiana transmission plant 2 or St. Louis Plants?
pipefitter

Perrysburg, OH

#4 Oct 22, 2011
Dan wrote:
What about product in Indiana transmission plant 2 or St. Louis Plants?
There are no St. Louis plants. They have been leveled.
KEP 72

Kenosha, WI

#5 Oct 23, 2011
pipefitter wrote:
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There are no St. Louis plants. They have been leveled.
YEA, All the plants not in the Detroit area closed except BAP. BAP will be next plant to close.
Steve jobs

Rockford, IL

#6 Oct 23, 2011
Thank god I work higher up then. Lol
the shop man

United States

#7 Oct 24, 2011
I don't believe it will happen the kubang is suppose to launch next year they are still building 3.7 at a high demand because of all the problems with the penastar 3.6 there is not enough time to retool mack 2 and train workers
The Truth

AOL

#8 Oct 24, 2011
Tony A Autoworker wrote:
Chrysler's Mack Avenue Engine plant, in danger of closing next year, is expected to gain final assembly work for a new Maserati SUV.
Though the decision is not yet final, the work would create as many as 450 jobs for the plant, allowing the 150 who work there to retain their jobs if the union's tentative contract with Chrysler is ratified, people briefed on the plans told the Free Press Friday.
That would add to a string of job announcements made this week by the Detroit Three as they wrap up their deals with the UAW.
On Thursday, workers at UAW Local 51 in Detroit were told that the body of the SUV would be assembled at Jefferson North, and workers at the nearby Mack Avenue Engine plant would install the interior, engine and trim.
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said that the Maserati Kubang SUV, unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, would be built at Jefferson North Assembly.
Mack Avenue Engine plant No.2 was in danger of closing because the 3.7-liter V6 engine made at that plant is scheduled to be phased out.
Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson declined comment.
"It's a testament to the UAW negotiations and to the confidence that Chrysler is showing in the union to even contemplate finishing the Maserati SUV in the U.S.," said Rebecca Lindland, an analysT
What happened to "idle" lol, how about drug testing in our "next" contract and what ever happened to top tier going down to $14/hour, lol, where are the haters today? please call, lol

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