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.
Will make way for future development in Frontier Town section of park.
Lucas Co. hits 4.8%, Toledo rises to 5.3%.
State unemployment rate is 5%, jobs up 12,400.