Union head confident Ohio city will keep Jeep Wrangler line

Let’s hope Jeep stays in Toledo, where it belongs.


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The leader of a union that represents Jeep workers in Toledo said Wednesday that he’s confident that the city and state have put together a package that will convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles against moving Jeep Wrangler production.

Bruce Baumhower, president of United Auto Workers Local 12 in Toledo, said he expects a decision from Fiat Chrysler within weeks.

The automaker is considering moving Wrangler production so the vehicle can be made with an aluminum body. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has said the changes needed to make a redesigned Wrangler would be too costly at the Toledo plant, which also makes the Jeep Cherokee.

Toledo leaders delivered an incentives package two weeks ago to Fiat Chrysler executives as part of their effort to hold onto the Wrangler.

“I think the city, the county, the port authority, the state of Ohio have put together a very attractive…

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