Chrysler Group's Toledo Supplier Park Opens the Doors to Production of All-New 2007 Jeep(R) Wrangler
* Innovative supplier co-location manufacturing model officially unveiled * Chrysler Group President and CEO Tom LaSorda, supplier executives, Governor Bob Taft and other dignitaries host event announcing production * Chrysler Group continues community support with new manufacturing plant * Media briefing and plant tours scheduled for August 28
WHAT: Announcement of the start of production of the all-new 2007 Jeep(R) Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited at the new DaimlerChrysler Toledo Supplier Park (TSP) Assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio. TSP is the first North American auto plant to have three major vehicle-building operations run and managed by suppliers. The body shop will be operated by KUKA, the paint shop by Magna International's Magna Steyr and chassis assembly by Hyundai Mobis-owned Ohio Module Manufacturing Corp. (OMMC). The Chrysler Group will have the responsibility of final trim and assembly operations of the product. The unique co-location project is part of a $2.1 billion total program investment into Chrysler's Toledo Assembly operations, a $900 million total capital investment.
The event will feature speeches by Chrysler Group executives, the United Auto Workers, dignitaries and supplier representatives. Prior to the press conference, a media tour of the facility will be offered. Following the press conference, media guests are invited to attend a roundtable and luncheon with Chrysler Group executives, the UAW and the supplier partners.
WHO: The following will be available for interviews: * Tom LaSorda, Chrysler Group President and Chief Executive Officer * Cindy Sidoti, Toledo Supplier Park Plant Manager * Bruce Baumhower, UAW President Local 12 * Larry Drake, KUKA Flexible Production Systems Corp. * Manfred Remmel, Magna Steyr * Kyu-Hwan Han, OMMC WHEN: Monday, August 28, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Media tour Toledo Supplier Park: 8:30 a.m. Press conference: 11 a.m. Media roundtable and lunch: 12 p.m. WHERE: Toledo Supplier Park (Enter from Stickney Parkway Road, Gate 3) 4400 Chrysler Drive Toledo, Ohio
Exit I-75 S at I-280 Closed/Manhattan Blvd. turn left to Chrysler Drive, continue to Expressway Drive, turn left. At Stickney intersection, turn right, proceed to Gate #3 and enter TSP parking lot. Directional signs will be posted.
NOTE: IMPORTANT CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS
No open-toe shoes, high heels or sandals are allowed in the assembly facilities.