Chrysler Bringing Back (Part of) Trenton North Engine

Some $114-million is going to be invested by Chrysler for new equipment that is going to be installed within a plant that it had closed back in May, the Trenton North Engine Plant.

Some $114-million is going to be invested by Chrysler for new equipment that is going to be installed within a plant that it had closed back in May, the Trenton North Engine Plant.

The equipment will be used to produce components in support of the Pentastar V6 engine is being manufactured at the Trenton South Engine Plant. (Yes, both plants are on the same real estate in the city in southeast Michigan.)

A consequence of this action is that there will be the creation of 268 jobs.

The full plant isn’t being reopened. About a fifth (or 400,000 square feet).

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The Pentastar V6, which went into production at Trenton South in March 2010, is being deployed in a range of Chrysler Group products: the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 200 Convertibl,e and Chrysler Town & Country.

Just another data point tracking the recovery of the U.S. auto industry.