Fiat Chrysler will create 2000 new jobs and spend a billion dollars on factory investments in the US as a result of the pro-America environment Donald J. Trump has created as president-elect.
Even more, the automaker is moving truck production back to Detroit, Mich.
“According to the company’s plan, the plant in [the suburb of] Warren, Michigan will be made capable of producing a pickup truck currently built in Mexico,” reported Fox. “The Warren plant will make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A plant in Toledo, Ohio also will get new equipment to make a new Jeep pickup.”
The move is unprecedented considering that Chrysler, much like other automakers, has spent the past several decades moving production out of Detroit which began with the closing of the Hamtramck Assembly Plant in 1980 and accelerated with the signing of NAFTA in 1994.
Ford also recently announced plans to create 700 jobs in the US and invest $700 million in a factory in Michigan.
“Fields said the investment is a ‘vote of confidence’ in the pro-business environment being created by Donald Trump; however, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with the president-elect,” reported CNN Money. “…Last year, Ford announced it would invest $1.6 billion in Mexico to transfer production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to Mexico to save costs. Now the Focus will be built at an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, and Ford will instead expand its plant in Michigan.”
It’s ironic how in less than two months, Trump has reversed a decades-long globalization trend spearheaded by transnational elites who decided in secret that China, not the US, would be the economic powerhouse of the 21st century despite its significant human rights abuses.
And Trump did this through Twitter, which in itself reverses the decades-long dominance of the mainstream media in setting global policy by controlling public opinion.