Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) announced on Sunday that the automotive manufacturer will invest $1 billion to modernize two plants in the U.S. Midwest, creating 2,000 jobs for American citizens.
This new revelation is the latest win for President-elect Trump’s “America First” manufacturing campaign, occurring only days after Ford scrapped plans to construct a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and committed to $700 million in a factory in Michigan.
Automakers have been receiving an extra layer of scrutiny from the President-elect as of late on social media. On January 5th, Trump threatened Toyota with the possibility of a major import tax based on their desire to build a new manufacturing plant in Mexico.
Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2017
FCA Group, Fiat’s parent company and the seventh-largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, plans to use a plant in Warren, Michigan to manufacture their Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer sport utility vehicle line, while a Toledo, Ohio factory will produce their Jeep pickup.
According to Reuters, the company said the production plans in Ohio and Michigan were “subject to the negotiation and final approval of incentives by state and local entities.”