5 Millionth Jeep Grand Cherokee Video - Dodge Nitro Forum
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News Find out the latest scoop here!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,848
Garage
5 Millionth Jeep Grand Cherokee Video

Published on Aug 13, 2013

The 5 millionth Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled off the assembly line at Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan on August 13, 2013. Here's a time-lapse view of the vehicle's different stages of production.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,848
Garage
Chrysler Group’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant Celebrates Five Millionth Vehicle Produced

2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Overland marks important milestone
Jeep to donate five millionth vehicle to USO

Employees with 30 years of service and Veterans Committee take part in celebration

First vehicle – 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee – rolled off the line on Jan. 14, 1992

Jefferson North one of two Chrysler Group facilities to call Detroit home



August 13, 2013 , DETROIT -



Five million and counting.

Located in the heart of Detroit, Chrysler Group’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) has been pumping out vehicles since 1992 and today it celebrated a significant milestone – the five millionth vehicle to roll off the assembly line.

The Billet Silver 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Overland, with Chrysler Group’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Scott Garberding behind the wheel and UAW Assistant Director Virdell King riding shot gun, made its debut during a celebration at the plant before finding a permanent home with the United Service Organizations (USO).


To mark the occasion, 50 JNAP employees who have 30 or more years of service and most likely touched nearly every one of those five million vehicles, as well as the plant’s Veterans Committee were in attendance.

“Twenty-one years ago, the first Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled off this assembly line and while it was questionable whether we would ever make it to this point, the people in this plant never lost their focus,” said Garberding. “Certainly many things have changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant – the dedication and commitment of this workforce.

“I had the privilege of being plant manager here in 2000, working alongside this very skilled workforce. Now as the head of manufacturing, I continue to be impressed by the commitment that is demonstrated here every day. As sales of the Grand Cherokee continue to increase to record levels, we are asking our employees to do more and they have responded by rising to the challenge. They are the heart and soul of this plant and this company, and have been entrusted to build a vehicle that is critical to the continued success of Chrysler Group,” said Garberding.

To keep up with the increasing demand, 1,100 new employees were added at the three-million-square-foot facility in October 2012 to implement an alternative work pattern, running three crews, working two 10 hour shifts, six days a week. The plant currently employs nearly 4,500. In 2012, the plant produced 291,403 vehicles.

“This plant and this workforce are shining examples of what can be achieved when there is a common goal and a united spirit,” said the UAW’s King. “Together, management and labor have persevered to implement a culture change that has allowed us to reach this significant milestone. We look forward to producing the next five million vehicles and building on the legacy that has been established at this plant with the support of the next generation of autoworkers.”

Jeep brand donates five millionth vehicle to USO
The Jeep brand will donate the five millionth JNAP-built vehicle – a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland – to the USO, as part of a multi-faceted partnership that continues the Jeep brand’s commitment to the military by providing support and aid to returning U.S. military heroes. Earlier this year, the Jeep brand announced that it will donate more than $1 million in vehicles and funding to the USO to be used in programs that directly support returning service members and their families.

“In 1991 when this plant was built and preparing to produce the first Jeep Grand Cherokee, the USO was celebrating its 50th anniversary of supporting our troops, so it seemed obvious to us at Jeep that the perfect way to mark this milestone was by donating a new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee to our partners at the USO,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The USO and Jeep – both founded in 1941 – share a common history and commitment to supporting our military men and women. We’re honored to support the USO as they continue their dedication to lifting the spirits of American troops and their families.”

The vehicle will be outfitted with a commemorative plaque indicating its special place in the Company’s history and signed by Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Twenty-one years of vehicle production at Jefferson North
Chrysler invested $1.2 billion to bring the first Grand Cherokee to market, which included vehicle research and development, vehicle engineering, and construction of and equipment for the new Jefferson North plant. The groundbreaking for the new plant was on May 31, 1989. The first Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled off the line on Jan. 14, 1992.

In addition to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jefferson North also produced the Jeep Commander from 2005-2010 and began production of the Dodge Durango in December 2010.

The former Jefferson Assembly Plant, built in 1907 by Chalmers Motor Car Company, was twice the size of the new plant’s original footprint (3.6 million square feet compared to 1.75 million square feet, respectively) and produced a total of 8,310,107 vehicles in its 83-year history.

Details on the five millionth JNAP-built vehicle
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland in Billet Silver rolled off the JNAP assembly line on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 a.m. In addition to the standard Trenton, Mich.-built 3.6-liter Pentastar engine and Kokomo, Ind.-built eight-speed transmission, the vehicle has an 8.4-inch Touch Screen Radio, GPS navigation, Blind Spot and Rear Cross Path Detection, Adaptive Speed Control, leather heated and ventilated seating, Panoramic Sunroof and Quadra-Lift Air Ride Suspension.

About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, SRT Viper and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.




Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,848
Garage


Published on Aug 13, 2013

EXTENDED CUT -- The 5 millionth vehicle from Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) rolled off the assembly line at JNAP in Detroit, Michigan on August 13, 2013. Here's a time-lapse view of this Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland's different stages of production.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,848
Garage


Published on Aug 13, 2013

Jefferson Avenue North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit celebrated the production of the plant's 5 millionth vehicle in a ceremony at the plant August 13, 2013. Chrysler Group executives, plant employees and honored guests, including JNAP workers with 30 or more years of service, and USO President and CEO, Sloan Gibson joined in celebrating the milestone.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,848
Garage


Published on Aug 15, 2013

When the Jefferson North Assembly Plant celebrated production of its 5 millionth vehicle on August 13, 2013, decades, literally, of pride followed the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland off the line. 50 workers, representing 30 to over 50 years with JNAP, were on hand for the festivities and shared thoughts about JNAP's long history.

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Nitro Forum > Dodge Nitro News & Polls > Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Nitro Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recall Alert: Jeep Grand Cherokee & Jeep Liberty Fire Hazard rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 23 07-28-2015 07:35 PM
* 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 34 04-14-2011 11:19 AM
Video: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 11-24-2009 02:49 PM
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee! rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 7 04-15-2009 04:06 PM
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What's New rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 10-09-2007 09:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome