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Toledo Jeep plant success based on UAW/FCA collaboration, love of the Wrangler

Plant has tripled its workforce since 2009

Plant has tripled its workforce since 2009.

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GM job offers scattered all over the map pose tough choices for workers

Refugees from plant closures travel the landscape like nomads

Refugees from plant closures travel the landscape like nomads.

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Nooses and racial hate at GM Toledo plant described in CNN report

Allegations in black workers' lawsuit are shocking and detailed

Allegations in black workers' lawsuit are shocking and detailed.

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Ram midsize pickup will be body-on-frame, built alongside Jeep Scrambler

Rumors had pointed to a unibody out of Mexico

Report says it will be built alongside the Wrangler pickup.

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Jeep's 75th Anniversary Wrangler Salute rolls down the line

Concept vehicle looks period correct with rollbar delete and olive-drab paint.

It's been 75 years since the military awarded a contract to Willys in Toledo, OH to build a vehicle for WWII. This Jeep Wrangler celebrates that milestone.

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Jeep Wrangler production in Toledo to nearly double by 2018

Sales are currently production-limited at around 240,000 Wranglers per year.

Jeep is investing a big money in Toledo, where it builds the hot-selling Jeep Wrangler. FCA could nearly double Wrangler production within a few years.

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FCA spends $1 billion to upgrade Jeep factories

Ohio, Illinois, get influx of investment for future product.

There are a billion reasons why Jeep is FCA's best brand. Thursday the automaker backed that up with serious cash.

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Jeep will build old Wranglers next to new ones in Toledo

Jeep will also increase its Toledo factory's capacity by 50 percent.

JK Wranglers will be built for up to six months after it successor arrives in showrooms.

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FCA employees likely to reject UAW contract

Things are not looking good for the UAW's preliminary contract with Fiat Chrysler, as workers are projected to overwhelmingly reject the a deal.

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Jeep Wrangler to remain in Toledo, get a pickup version

Cherokee Production Moving To Michigan Or Illinois

Production of the Jeep Wrangler is remaining in Toledo, OH, and it's due to get a pickup version in 2017 or 2018. Cherokee assembly, however, is moving elsewhere.

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Final Toledo Jeep decision may have nothing to do with city's efforts

Toledo, OH is doing all that it can to keep production of the Jeep Wrangler in its boundaries, but the biggest issue facing the plant may be insurmountable, no matter how desperately the city wants to keep the Wrangler local.

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Toledo continues fight for Jeep Wrangler production, despite mayor's death

Toledo, OH, is still fighting to win the rights to build the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, but the death of its mayor has been a hard blow.

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Toledo mayor, Jeep champion Michael Collins dies from heart attack

Michael Collins was mayor of Toledo and an advocate for keeping the Jeep Wrangler assembly plant in town until he suffered a heart attack while driving in a snow storm, leading to his death.

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Toledo Jeep workers pushing city to buy land to secure Wrangler future

Based on what we've seen so far, were Chrysler to move Jeep Wrangler production out of Toledo, the effect would be devastating to the city's morale, which has never been quite the same after it was forced to become part of Ohio following the Toledo War.

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Jeep Wrangler likely to get aluminum body, will stay in Toledo

Perhaps more than any other vehicle currently for sale in the United States, the Jeep Wrangler is viewed by purist fans as a vehicle that simply must maintain the status quo. In this case, that means a body-on-frame design, solid axles, a relatively large engine sitting up front and a removable top. It's always been that way, and it always will be.

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Chrysler mum on Toledo Wrangler production after meeting Ohio leaders

"Fiat Chrysler remains committed to producing vehicles in Toledo and anticipates employment to remain at current levels."

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Toledo gets proactive in fight to keep Jeep Wrangler

Let's make this very plain – the city of Toledo, OH loves its Jeeps. It loves them so fervently that the very rumor of the Jeep Wrangler moving out of its traditional home prompted the city's mayor, D. Michael Collins, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich to hold a weekend conference call with Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.

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Jeep Wrangler's shift to aluminum could see production leave Toledo

The Jeep Wrangler may be a timeless design, but sooner or later, time will run out and Chrysler will have to replace it with a newer model more friendly towards the earth it's designed to traverse. That will, it seems, mean a shift to aluminum construction (whether just for the body or for the entire structure) – but what will that mean for the Wrangler's long-time home of Toledo, OH?

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GM's 1.8 MW big solar field on Ohio factory will be state's largest

General Motors will have the largest solar array in the state of Ohio when it completes a rooftop solar-energy system at its Toledo transmission factory in November. The array will deliver 1.8 megawatts of power from 21,000 panels that will supply about three percent of the factory's power use and is equal to the power used by about 200 typical US homes.

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Chrysler investing $20M in Toledo plant to support 9-speed auto production

In 2011, Chrysler announced a $72-million investment in its Toledo Machining Plant to modernize production of the eight- and nine-speed torque-converters for automatic transmissions made there. That upgrade work won't be finished until Q3 of this year, but Chrysler has already announced a further $19.6-million investment to increase production capacity for the nine-speeders.

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