rumor has it kokomo lost newest 8 spe...

rumor has it kokomo lost newest 8 speed straight out of union steward mouth!

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BONER

La Vergne, TN

#1 Aug 3, 2010
THIS NEW TRANNY GOING TO SOUTH CAROLINA!!
BONER

La Vergne, TN

#2 Aug 4, 2010
its true
guess who

Springfield, MO

#3 Aug 4, 2010
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/2...

Not sure if the union steward is right or not, but this article seems to agree.
guess who

Springfield, MO

#4 Aug 4, 2010
LMAO someone checks disagree.

All I posted was an article that agrees with the original poster.

Article could be wrong, but seems pretty detailed to me.
Joe Dirt

Malvern, AR

#5 Aug 4, 2010
I find it a bit odd that as of this week they are allowing plant transfers from KTP ITP ITP2 to accomidate the new work being brought in. Did management here not get the message????? I think there is truth to this article because the tranny is being used by others too, I just think the part about Chrysler is a misprint or misunderstood. Its funny how he claims he could say these manufacturers but not all?
joey

Kokomo, IN

#6 Aug 4, 2010
Joe Dirt wrote:
I find it a bit odd that as of this week they are allowing plant transfers from KTP ITP ITP2 to accomidate the new work being brought in. Did management here not get the message????? I think there is truth to this article because the tranny is being used by others too, I just think the part about Chrysler is a misprint or misunderstood. Its funny how he claims he could say these manufacturers but not all?
Transfers can be cancelled an money talks.
stupid

Kokomo, IN

#7 Aug 4, 2010
were does thiis article say we lost the tranny. It says they are opening another plant we all new when the deal went down with zf that it was there technology and they were still gonna build it themselves too. We are only building the trannies for ourself not everyone else..
Union worker

AOL

#8 Aug 5, 2010
They don't want you to know about what going on
The Truth 1

AOL

#9 Aug 5, 2010
guess who wrote:
LMAO someone checks disagree.
All I posted was an article that agrees with the original poster.
Article could be wrong, but seems pretty detailed to me.
If it is true, then it was caused by all the dead beats from St. Louis coming to Kokomo. This bunch kills everything they touch with there big mouths!
Heisenberg

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Aug 5, 2010
You guys need to go back and read the original news articles. This was mentioned in the stories that announced they were going to build them at Kokomo.....old news.
Chrysler Guy1

Berkley, MI

#11 Aug 5, 2010
Heisenberg wrote:
You guys need to go back and read the original news articles. This was mentioned in the stories that announced they were going to build them at Kokomo.....old news.
The article I see states very clearly south Carolina....but hope springs eternal..

COLUMBIA, S.C. Automotive supplier ZF Group will spend $350 million on a transmission plant in South Carolina that will create 900 jobs beginning in 2012.

Friedrichshafen, Germany,-based ZF said last week it would supply fuel-efficient transmissions for passenger cars and the light truck market from the plant being built in Laurens County, near Owings.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said it was the largest single jobs announcement ever for Laurens County, where an 11.5 percent jobless rate in June tied it for 26th among the state's 46 counties.
Gerhard Wagner, who runs ZF's Car Driveline Division, said emphasis on fuel economy is creating demand.
"We believe this production facility could serve as a key driver of this growth," Wagner said.
The company announced three months ago that it was looking for a place to build the rear-wheel drive 8-speed automatic transmission for Chrysler Group LLC.
South Carolina was chosen from more than a dozen states, ZF spokesman Bryan Johnson said.
The company will break ground for the plant in January, with production hiring beginning in 2012, Johnson said.
The company supplies several automakers that have plants in the U.S., including Chrysler, BMW, Hyundai and Volkswagen.
The company has a 150-worker plant in Duncan that makes suspension modules.
It also has U.S. facilities in Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin.
Chrysler Guy1

Berkley, MI

#12 Aug 5, 2010
Heisenberg wrote:
You guys need to go back and read the original news articles. This was mentioned in the stories that announced they were going to build them at Kokomo.....old news.
German ZF Group to build transmission plant
South Carolina facility will lead to 900 jobs
By JIM DAVENPORT Associated Press July 27, 2010
stupid

Kokomo, IN

#13 Aug 5, 2010
they are gonna build the plant in sc but they are also leading the tech to chrysler to build in kokomo... What is so hard to figure out abbout that.. No where does it say that chrysler isn't gonna build them...
Im with stupid

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Aug 6, 2010
You dumb asses havent figured it out yet. Chrysler is working 10/times the rev it was in/99. Things are looking good, so just be apart/A part of the new good things to come.
guess who

Springfield, MO

#15 Aug 6, 2010
Once again Kokomo let management deal the cards.
Unless Kokomo is the single source provider for a transmission, the union has virtually zero bargaining power.
bob

Auburn Hills, MI

#16 Aug 6, 2010
The agreement is that chrysler will only build half of the needed volume, so yes the will build some for chrysler.
Louis

South Bend, IN

#17 Aug 6, 2010
bob wrote:
The agreement is that chrysler will only build half of the needed volume, so yes the will build some for chrysler.
Hey Bob have u received this months Bramel report yet?
Damage Control

AOL

#18 Aug 6, 2010
As I had mentioned recently on another thread..."there will be a spreading around eggs to many baskets". This will allow companies to cost/quality compare without a threat to supply. There will be more sharing of manufacturing between auto companies. For example: Kokomo Casting might make alternator housings for GM or intakes for Ford. This was done back in the 40's and 50's until it fell from favor within the locals wanting to keep any and all work within each maker and local to secure the work for the membership. This is nothing new. So, what is old, is new again. The economy (SALES) dictates changes up or down. So yes, management will take back all they can get while the getting is good. And yes, the Union are somewhat neutered right now. As things slowly improve, so will better things be negotiated back...it will take years. Getrag, Jatco, Borg-Warner among others have been in the Chrysler transmission mix for years...just recent events have made people look at things more closely.
BONER

La Vergne, TN

#19 Aug 6, 2010
the union owns chrysler thats why they are screwing us to death!!!!!
Damage Control

AOL

#20 Aug 6, 2010
BONER wrote:
the union owns chrysler thats why they are screwing us to death!!!!!
...and we are the Union! If you stayed with Chrysler, you should have known the road ahead would not be easy. If you stayed with Chrysler, you have a job. Hard work will be the price for success. Many people have lost their jobs and the opportunity to re-enter a job market that allowed them a lifestyle they were accustomed to enjoy. Be thankful for what opportunity you have, someone/somewhere has it worse than you.

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