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Chrylser CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, speaks with Jeep worker Joe Westrick of Dearborn, Mich., at the Toledo Assembly complex Wednesday.

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Chrysler employees, from left, Greg Mercer, Beverly Marsh, and Teresa Hoffman cheer the announcement that Chrysler will invest $500 million in the Toledo Assembly complex.

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, right, announces investment plans for the Toledo North plant as Ken Lortz, left, director of UAW Region 2B and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, listen.

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Sergio Marchionne, right, said Wednesday that Jeep was “truly one of the world’s most legendary brands."

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne shakes hands with U.S Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) following his announcement at the Chrysler plant.

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U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur said the Jeep brand symbolized the Toledo workforce: "Rugged, reliable, resilient, and free as the open road."

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, at the podium, said Chrysler's investment should help remove what he called “sort of a pall hung over” the city of Toledo.

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Gov. John Kasich, left, talks with Sergio Marchionne at the plant.

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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, left, called Chrysler's investment “the equivalent of a blood transfusion” for Toledo as it struggles with high unemployment and significant poverty.

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“The decision we made clearly demonstrates the confidence we have in the Toledo Assembly complex, in its future, and moreover, in the commitment and quality of work of the people who work here,” Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said Wednesday

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Hundreds of Chrysler workers listen to dignitaries speak about the automaker's $500 million investment in the Toledo plant.

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, waves to the crowd as Toledo Assembly Complex plant manager Mauro Pino drives him off the plant floor.

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