FCA US LLC Plant Earns Bronze Status

November 8, 2015


It was announced in October that one of the FCA US LLC Casting Plants was awarded bronze status in World Class Manufacturing. The plant in Kokomo was the first casting facility to earn recognition, but the 11th FCA US LLC facility to receive bronze status. Keep reading for more information on this award and what it means for FCA US LLC.

World Class Manufacturing focuses on “reducing waste, increasing productivity and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way.” This award comes after a two-day audit where the plant earned 50 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars. This facility is known for the production of eight and nine-speed transmissions which you can find in the following Jeep® vehicles: Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Renegade, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is also in other FCA US LLC vehicles.

“It is appropriate that this honor comes as Kokomo Casting marks 50 years in operation because it recognizes the commitment of our workforce to building on the plant’s history and creating a global path for future success,” said Brian Harlow, Vice President – Manufacturing, FCA North America. “The Kokomo Casting employees have dedicated themselves to improving safety and quality while operating the world’s largest die cast facility and playing an integral role in our operations around the world.

“WCM continues to be a vital part of this Company’s growth and could not have been achieved without the support of our UAW partners,” said Harlow. “Our hourly employees have demonstrated that they are committed to keeping FCA US competitive with the best manufacturing facilities in the world.”

Swing by Pischke Motors of La Crosse in the Onalaska area to check out the Jeep vehicles with these transmissions. We have a wide variety of new and pre-owned Jeep vehicles for you to check out. See you soon!



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