Infantrymen turned little scout car into tool that did just about everything.
Delmar Roos engineered engine that powered WWII Willys MB.
8.6% of new vehicles in the city are Jeeps — 6th highest in U.S..
Toledo’s Willys-Overland won trademark after war, but Ford, Bantam also contributed.
Here’s a brief history of Jeep vehicles in Toledo: 1909 — John North Willys buys the assets, including the plant, of Pope-Toledo Co., moves the assembly operations of his Indiana-based Overland Automobile Co. to Toledo and Willys-
Wrangler fans include LeBron James, singer Ciara.
Success credited in part to staggering brand recognition.
Last financials for CEO Roy Armes, who retires Aug. 31.
Profit for 2nd quarter hits $58M, revenues $388M.