Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Community,Manufacturing | July 03 2019

Building the Next Generation Workforce: Students Explore Detroit’s Only Auto Assembly Facility

Last month, Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) opened its doors to 100 students from Detroit’s Southeastern High School who were ready to learn more about the people and processes involved in building the Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. The three-part event, known as Manufacturing Day, included an engine demonstration; production simulation stations; and, of
Read More

Powertrains | February 19 2019

10 million and counting!

We’re celebrating production of the 10-millionth Pentastar V-6 engine. It took less than 10 years to get to this number and just a little over seven years to get from 1 million to the 10 million mark! Many of the people who helped make it happen are still here today – including me. Being a
Read More

Community,Manufacturing,Our People | October 05 2018

High-Tech, Global and Growing: How today’s manufacturing jobs are better and brighter than ever before

Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel is the Head of Supply Chain Management, FCA – North America With a 3.9% unemployment rate, an aging workforce soon to retire and a common misperception of plant jobs, our country is facing a talent crunch in the manufacturing industry. By 2030, U.S. manufacturing will experience a shortfall of 383,000 workers. From mechanics,
Read More

Manufacturing,Our People | September 10 2018

How Duct Tape and Cardboard Improved Nine-Speed Transmission Production

Scissors, duct tape and cardboard. These three resources, combined with a GoPro digital camera, helped employees at Indiana Transmission Plant I (ITPI) develop a solution to improve the efficiency of nine-speed transmission production. Before we tell you more about the “duct, paper, scissors” move, let’s explain a bit about transmission manufacturing. Gears are a major
Read More

Manufacturing,Our People | June 21 2017

Off the Line: Virdy Jacobs Jr.

From fighting on the front lines in Vietnam to the battle to keep the assembly line moving at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP), Virdy Jacobs Jr. knows the value of putting in a hard day’s work. Now 68 years old, Jacobs has a perfect attendance record at JNAP for 50 years and counting. (The
Read More

Manufacturing | April 11 2017

Off the Line: Myrlene Gelibert-Bush

  As a winner of the 2016 Women of Color Technology All-Star Award, Myrlene Gelibert-Bush has proven she has what it takes to stand out in the world of manufacturing. Her superiors say, “as a natural coach and mentor, Myrlene is always willing to share her knowledge and experiences. If there isn’t a solution to
Read More