Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chrysler to rehire 379 in Kokomo

Chrysler says it will rehire 379 laid-off workers and hire 20 new supervisors to build transmissions at its operations in Kokomo, Ind.

The company said Tuesday that it will invest $43 million in equipment to expand the Kokomo operations, which include casting and transmission plants.

Some of the workers have already been brought back, said Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson.

The factories will build components and transmissions that accompany four-cylinder engines in Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep small and midsize vehicles.

Chrysler says the investment was made possible because of a tax abatement granted by the City of Kokomo.

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