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Brampton sets production milestone

(Aug 16, 2007) - Employees at Chrysler's Brampton Assembly Plant celebrated the one millionth LX rear-wheel-drive vehicle platform to roll-off the production line there.

Published August 16, 2007
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(Aug 16, 2007) <p>Employees at Chrysler's Brampton Assembly Plant celebrated the one millionth LX rear-wheel-drive vehicle platform to roll-off the production line there.</p>
<p>The milestone vehicle was a Chrysler 300. It came off the line at the same time workers were celebrating news that the Chrysler Group will invest $1.2-billion US in the Ontario facility for the next generation of the 300 series, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger product lines.</p>
<p>"Because of Brampton's ability to meet safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale metrics, we're pleased to announce that Brampton will be the future home of Chrysler Group's full-size car platform," said Frank Ewasyshyn. "We appreciate the support of the CAW and employees in assisting the Company in moving forward with investment decisions."</p>
<p>The Brampton operation will also gain product volumes, adding production responsibility for all international LX-based vehicles in calendar year 2010. The international LX vehicles are currently produced at Magna Steyr's facility in Graz, Austria.</p>
<p>The Chrysler 300 was launched in January 2004, followed by the Dodge Magnum two months later. The all-wheel-drive models began production in mid-2004.</p>
<p>In April of 2005, the Dodge Charger was added to the plant's manufacturing portfolio.</p>