Back in 2012, a certain presidential candidate named Mitt Romney aired an ad that said the Ohio Jeep plant would end up moving to China. Well, it’s been two years, and it’s still here. And, it’s not just surviving, it’s thriving.
The Toledo Assembly complex that builds the Jeep Wrangler and the new, extremely popular Cherokee, has hired 1,000 new part-time employees, just so they can keep up with demand and give their full-time employees a break.
According to the Toledo Blade, many employees have been working 60-hour work weeks on a regular basis. And, while they have been getting extra pay, everybody likes some time off.
“Our people have been working a tremendous amount of hours,” said plant manager Chuck Padden to the Toledo Blade. “To get them more time off is important to us, to make sure they’re refreshed, and can work safely.”
We are so excited to see the Jeep brand and Chrysler doing so well and believe the iconic American Jeep will always be produced here in the United States.