The BDC congratulates our partners at the Regional Growth Partnership and our neighbors in Toledo on the announcement of the addition of Dana Corporation’s plans to manufacture axles to support the Jeep Wrangler facility in Toledo.
If you have not yet read about this announcement, please see below a brief article from NBC24.com written by Amuyla Raguveer.
TOLEDO, Oh. (WNWO) — The first home of Jeep in Toledo will have a new resident as Dana Holding Corp. plans to install a new supplier plant for Wranglers in north Toledo.
Dana announced on Monday that it will build a new axle plant on the site of the former Jeep facility near I-75 and south of Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo North Assembly Complex. The Jeep Overland site was cleared in 2010.
At the new facility, axles for next-generation Jeep Wranglers will be built, according to the automotive supplier based in Maumee. Fiat Chrysler announced a new next-gen Wrangler model last year, after laying out plans to move Cherokee production out of Toledo.
“Dana has remained committed to metropolitan Toledo, its home for nearly 90 years. In 2015, we strengthened our commitment to the area by consolidating numerous satellite offices in the region into our expanded World Headquarters and Technology Center in Maumee,” said James Kamsickas, Dana president and CEO. “The investment in this new manufacturing facility is another substantial example of Dana’s commitment to the city and our community. It is an honor for Dana to return manufacturing to the same historic site where Toledo’s automotive industry began more than 100 years ago.”