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Jeep builds one-millionth JK Wrangler

Jeep builds one-millionth JK Wrangler image

Text: / Photos: Chrysler Press | posted May 20, 2013 17:43

Since its production in 2007

Chrysler executives, plant employees, UAW representatives and supplier partners gathered at the end of the line to celebrate the one-millionth JK model Wrangler that rolled-off the assembly line of Chrysler Group’s Toledo Assembly Complex.

“Every Jeep Wrangler sold to customers around the world is born in Toledo, Ohio,” said Pino. “Since this facility opened eight years ago, the Toledo workforce has built every one of those million vehicles with pride, passion and a focus on quality. We all look forward to building the next million.”

Since its introduction in 1941, Jeep has committed to provide leading off-road capability in its entire vehicle lineup and considers the brand as the representation of freedom, authenticity, adventure and passion.

“More than 600 UAW-represented workers at the Wrangler assembly plant come to work every day with a dedication unmatched in the industry,” said Zach Leroux, Plant Manager – Toledo Assembly Complex, Chrysler Group. “We all understand that we are the keepers of the Jeep legacy and we take that role very seriously. The entire team is humbled to be part of this milestone moment.”

The Toledo Assembly Complex’s Supplier Park began production of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited in 2006. Located on the same site as the former Stickney Plant, the complex includes body and chassis operations, produced in partnership with suppliers Kuka and Mobis, respectively. Toledo North will add 1,105 new jobs on a second shift in the third quarter, bringing total complex employment to more than 3,000.

"The Toledo workforce understands that the Jeep brand’s success is directly related to the quality of their work," said Henneman. "They continue to rise to the challenge of meeting the demand for one of the most recognized sport-utility vehicles worldwide and demonstrating their commitment to millions of Jeep enthusiasts.