Vice president Joe Biden went to the Toledo Assembly Complex (TAC) yesterday, in an attempt to emphasize the important role suppliers have for the automotive industry. The official was greeted by Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne and 800 UAW-represented employees.
“I’d like to thank the Obama administration for showing faith in the people of Chrysler, in our ability to forge a lasting recovery and to make a positive contribution to society,” Sergio Marchionne said during Biden's visit.
"The model that has been created in Toledo remains unique in the industry and has only succeeded because of the dedicated, disciplined and, of course, flexible team working here,” Marchionne continued.
“We thank the UAW, the Toledo workforce and the City of Toledo for making what was just a vision more than five years ago an integral part of our future moving forward."
The Toledo facility is the place where Chrysler manufactures Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models since 2006. The plant is the perfect example of how several companies can work together to achieve a common goal.
The KUKA Group is in charge with building bodies for the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, Magna Steyr operates the paint shop while Ohio Module Manufacturing Company (OMMC) assembles the vehicle’s chassis. Chrysler is left with the final trim and assembly operations of the plant.