Chrysler Looking For New Plant To Bui...

Chrysler Looking For New Plant To Build Fiats

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STLNORTH

Arnold, MO

#1 Jan 20, 2010
They could pick up St. Louis North for cheap!

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/10...

"Chrysler is currently on the lookout for a new site in North America to start building Fiat-based models, with the first cars tipped to be rolling off the factory floor as early as this year.

The information comes from Chrysler's senior vice president for manufacturing, Scott Garberding, who revealed that there a number of options on the table, including the construction of a brand new plant.

Three production plants thought to be in consideration include Chrysler's Canadian MPV plant in Windsor, Ontario, as well as a plant in the U.S. and Mexico. The Windsor plant in Canada currently builds the Chrysler Town & Country, as well as the Dodge Grand Caravan. If this plant is re-tooled for Fiat production, it could produce Alfa Romeo's MiTo small car as well as a possible Chrysler vehicle based on Fiat's C-Evo platform.

Other plants under consideration include Chrysler's Mexico plant that currently builds the Dodge Journey and the Chrysler PT Cruiser. With the PT Cruiser coming to the end of its life this summer, this could pave the way for the construction of cars derived from Fiat's A platform, such as the popular Fiat 500 minicar. There is also speculation that a new entry-level Jeep model could be developed from Fiat's Panda Cross 4x4 or possibly the flexible C-Evo platform.

Finally, Chrysler is also considering its assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois. This plant assembles the Dodge Caliber, as well as the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot. With a Fiat-backed re-tooling, the plant could easily produce a number of Fiat models, such as the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the 159-replacement."

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#2 Jan 20, 2010
They need to build in the south like KIA, BMW, and Honda have done. These are right to work states, and the product will not be hampered by union losers.
KAR

AOL

#3 Jan 20, 2010
MSO4 wrote:
They need to build in the south like KIA, BMW, and Honda have done. These are right to work states, and the product will not be hampered by union losers.
You over here on this blog trying to stir up more trouble? Are you aware that a great majority of workers came from the south to the northern factories seeking a better life? The "Union Losers" were a product of your grand south.
ex-local110

AOL

#4 Jan 20, 2010
Not here in St. louis Mo..They don't know how to act
tom polcari phd

Oakland, CA

#6 Jan 23, 2010
I contacted Chrysler today about the possibility of buying up the Nummi plant in Fremont, California, as the plant is closing soon, or, may have already..
right side

AOL

#7 Jan 23, 2010
tom polcari phd wrote:
I contacted Chrysler today about the possibility of buying up the Nummi plant in Fremont, California, as the plant is closing soon, or, may have already..
that's the last state they will ever want to build a car at!
guess who

Hume, MO

#8 Jan 23, 2010
tom polcari phd wrote:
I contacted Chrysler today about the possibility of buying up the Nummi plant in Fremont, California, as the plant is closing soon, or, may have already..
Called them on a Saturday? LOL
Larry 3

AOL

#9 Jan 23, 2010
guess who wrote:
<quoted text>
Called them on a Saturday? LOL
You mean they don't work any Saturdays? I thought business was booming and they were paying out all kinds of overtime.
Parker

Springfield, IL

#10 Jan 23, 2010
Just heard yesterday that BAP is scheduled to have a 200 million dollar expansion added onto the plant for new products coming in. Hope the info. was right. There might be a glimmer of hope at the end of the rainbow dorthy.
Joe Dirt

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2010
Parker wrote:
Just heard yesterday that BAP is scheduled to have a 200 million dollar expansion added onto the plant for new products coming in. Hope the info. was right. There might be a glimmer of hope at the end of the rainbow dorthy.
Wont you be back in these Kokomo plants by spring? Yes any new product is good news though....
Joe Dirt

United States

#12 Jan 23, 2010
tom polcari phd wrote:
I contacted Chrysler today about the possibility of buying up the Nummi plant in Fremont, California, as the plant is closing soon, or, may have already..
Chrysler already has a few idled/closed north american facilites. They could be repurchased at a hell of a deal and they have yet to bite. They could repurchase whole STL complex for less than the 500ml they upgraded in 07....
Ghost

United States

#13 Jan 23, 2010
Hay Joe Dirt, why don't you go back there !!!
Kenosha Kenny

Milwaukee, WI

#14 Jan 25, 2010
The State of Wisconsin has agreed to pay to clean up KEP. Fiat will buy the building for a dollar.Fiat already has a prescence up the road
in Racine.There is a new plant manager at KEP.If
Fiat was just going to shut the place down, why
would they put a new manager there ?
guess who

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jan 25, 2010
Kenosha Kenny wrote:
The State of Wisconsin has agreed to pay to clean up KEP. Fiat will buy the building for a dollar.Fiat already has a prescence up the road
in Racine.There is a new plant manager at KEP.If
Fiat was just going to shut the place down, why
would they put a new manager there ?
To help close the place down. There are lots of reasons. I have no idea if it will stay open or not, but a new plant manager may or may not mean anything. Maybe the other plant manager was needed somewhere else?
jeep1

Clarkston, MI

#16 Jan 25, 2010
Kenosha Kenny wrote:
The State of Wisconsin has agreed to pay to clean up KEP. Fiat will buy the building for a dollar.Fiat already has a prescence up the road
in Racine.There is a new plant manager at KEP.If
Fiat was just going to shut the place down, why
would they put a new manager there ?
he is a closer!!
tom polcari phd

AOL

#17 Jan 25, 2010
STLNORTH wrote:
They could pick up St. Louis North for cheap!
http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/10...
"Chrysler is currently on the lookout for a new site in North America to start building Fiat-based models, with the first cars tipped to be rolling off the factory floor as early as this year.
The information comes from Chrysler's senior vice president for manufacturing, Scott Garberding, who revealed that there a number of options on the table, including the construction of a brand new plant.
Three production plants thought to be in consideration include Chrysler's Canadian MPV plant in Windsor, Ontario, as well as a plant in the U.S. and Mexico. The Windsor plant in Canada currently builds the Chrysler Town & Country, as well as the Dodge Grand Caravan. If this plant is re-tooled for Fiat production, it could produce Alfa Romeo's MiTo small car as well as a possible Chrysler vehicle based on Fiat's C-Evo platform.
Other plants under consideration include Chrysler's Mexico plant that currently builds the Dodge Journey and the Chrysler PT Cruiser. With the PT Cruiser coming to the end of its life this summer, this could pave the way for the construction of cars derived from Fiat's A platform, such as the popular Fiat 500 minicar. There is also speculation that a new entry-level Jeep model could be developed from Fiat's Panda Cross 4x4 or possibly the flexible C-Evo platform.
Finally, Chrysler is also considering its assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois. This plant assembles the Dodge Caliber, as well as the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot. With a Fiat-backed re-tooling, the plant could easily produce a number of Fiat models, such as the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the 159-replacement."
I hear that the Mayor said it is a good chance of St. Louis getting it.
mike

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 25, 2010
tom polcari phd wrote:
<quoted text> I hear that the Mayor said it is a good chance of St. Louis getting it.
Your dreaming.
HIGHWAYMAN

Granite City, IL

#19 Jan 25, 2010
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Your dreaming.
STL is as good a chance as anything else on here...By the way a new plant Manager doesn't mean much.Good luck to all!
tom polcari phd

Oakland, CA

#20 Jan 26, 2010
bloggers beware...someone on this site may use your name and address and make up a lot of bs that you never said and sign your name to it like they did me....

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#21 Jan 26, 2010
tom polcari phd wrote:
bloggers beware...someone on this site may use your name and address and make up a lot of bs that you never said and sign your name to it like they did me....
Stop being so paranoid slick.

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