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FCA Celebrates Jeep Assembly Milestone

May 31, 2016

Photo courtesy of FCA US.
Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA's primary Jeep Grand Cherokee assembly plant in North America has built its 6 millionth vehicle less than three years after building its 5 millionth vehicle, according to the company.

At 8:30 p.m. on May 25, the Jefferson North Assembly Plant reached the milestone by producing a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th anniversary edition. The Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 is powered by the 3.6L Pentastar V-6. The vehicle will be delivered to a customer in Michigan.

Nearly 4,500 people work at the 3-million-square-foot facility on an alternative work schedule, meaning three crews work two 10-hour shifts each day, six days a week. It takes a day and a half for a vehicle to travel from the body shop to when the vehicle rolls off the assembly line.

In 2015, the plant produced 365,542 vehicles. Nearly 25% of the plant's production is shipped to 135 markets around the world.

The plant, which was constructed in 1991, builds the Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT, and Dodge Durango.

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