Collins, Kasich speak with Chrysler CEOWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier today, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins and Ohio Gov. John Kasich hosted a conference call with Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler Group.
The purpose of the Oct. 5 call was for the mayor and governor to gain clarity on Marchionne’s recent comments regarding the possibility of the next generation of Jeep Wrangler being built at a location other than the Toledo North Assembly Plant.
Although no commitments were made during the call, all parties agreed to open a direct dialogue on overcoming the issues associated with the assembly of the next generation of the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, according to a news release from the city.
The next step will be for a face-to-face meeting between the parties for the city “to better understand the specific challenges facing Chrysler and develop resolutions to overcome those obstacles,” the release stated.
“The Mayor and the Governor are confident that the issues facing Toledo as the assembly point of the new Wrangler can be overcome,” the release stated. “The increase in the market demand for the Wrangler can be attributed to the leadership of Mr. Marchionne and his team. Just as significant to the ability to meet this demand is the highly skilled workforce and the community that have committed themselves to Chrysler. This is not the first time that the community has been faced with these types of challenges and the City and its partners will again rise to the occasion to ensure that the new Wrangler is made in Toledo.”