The plant now builds the Ram 1500 but will switch to next-generation 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty models in 2020.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday confirmed a $1 billion investment in its Warren Truck Assembly plant in MI to prepare it for production of next-generation Ram Heavy Duty pickups as well as new Jeep flagship SUVs.
The investment at the Warren, Mich., assembly plant follows plans detailed in January 2017 to expand the factory to build all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs.
The plant in Saltillo, Mexico will be repurposed to produce commercial vehicles for global distribution, FCA announced.
FCA says the Warren plant will add 2,500 new jobs.
The automaker is also making a special bonus payment of $2,000to roughly 60,000 hourly and salaried employees.
"These announcements reflect our ongoing commitment to our USA manufacturing footprint and the dedicated employees who have contributed to FCA's success", said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA.
FCA has invested $10 billion in its USA manufacturing operations since June 2009. "It is only proper that our employees share in the savings generated by tax reform and that we openly acknowledge the resulting improvement in the USA business environment by investing in our industrial footprint accordingly".
Recent investments in US manufacturing operations has totaled at $3.5 billion, according to the automaker, with the addition of 3,700 new jobs to strengthen its USA manufacturing base, and align USA capacity to extend the Jeep and Ram product lines.