Chrysler invests $165 million for new body shop at Sterling Heights

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it is investing $165 million to add a new one million square-foot body shop at its Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant.

The announcement comes after the company’s 2010 confirmation of investing $850 million on a new paint shop for the plant. The brings Chrysler’s total investment at Sterling Heights to $3.5 billion since June 2005.

“Today marks another milestone in the rags to riches story of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant,” said Scott Garberding, Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC. “A plant that was slated to close nearly two years ago will now be a state-of-the-art facility that will play an integral role in the success of this company by building the next generation of all-new vehicles.”

The investment will be used for the production of a new body shop as well as the installation of equipment and conveyors.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Chrysler