Kokomo Engine Plant

3360 North U.S. Highway 931, Kokomo, Indiana, United States

Floor Space: 600,000 square feet

Acreage: 61 acres

Product: Facility being repurposed to produce the GMET4 engine - 2.0-liter Global Medium Engine I4 Turbo

Employment: Facility currently under construction

Union Local: UAW Local 685 and 1302

Plant History: FCA announced on March 5, 2020, that it would invest $400 million to repurpose the former Indiana Transmission Plant II (ITPII), which had been idled since the fall of 2019, to build the GMET4 engine – the Company’s 2.0-liter Global Medium Engine inline four-cylinder turbo that is currently offered on the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee. With this investment, 1,000 Indiana jobs will be retained with nearly 200 new jobs added to support production.

Construction of the former ITPII began in 2002 and production launched in November 2003. The plant built its last five-speed transmission in August 2018 and continued to build components for the eight-speed transmission until the fall of 2019.

(Updated: April 2020)
 

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