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Published: Wednesday, 2/1/2012

U.S. official visiting Toledo Jeep plant

BLADE STAFF

U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari will tour Chrysler Group LLC’s Toledo Assembly complex on Wednesday morning.

Mr. Porcari's visit to Toledo comes a week after President Obama’s State of the Union Address, in which he called for rewarding companies that create jobs in the United States as part of a blueprint for "an America Built to Last," according to a news release.

The automaker last year committed $500 million to its Toledo Assembly complex. That investment, which will go toward updating the line that ultimately will build Jeep's new sport utility vehicle in 2013, will add a second shift to the plant, and lead to more than 1,100 jobs. Chrysler also said it planned to invest $72 million in its Toledo Machining Plant.



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