Home building in the United States has seen a recent surge and therefore, construction companies and development businesses are in need of more trucks. Good for the economy and good for automakers, the housing industry’s increases also means much-needed job creation.
As a matter of fact, Chrysler recently added 1,000 employees to its crew at the Ram production factory in Warren, Mich. The mass hiring in is response to the growing demand for work trucks and in particular, the fuel-efficient Ram line of pickups.
In a recent article published by the Star Tribune, which is located in the Twin Cities, “Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is predicting higher Ram sales because of the truck itself. The new Ram, which just hit the market, can get up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway and has a host of new technology, including a system that automatically shuts down the truck at stop lights to save fuel. Ram sales were up 20 percent in October over the same month last year.”
Because of the growing popularity for the new Ram, Chrysler will also invest $240 million in three Detroit-area plants to support truck and engine production. According to the Star Tribune, Chrysler’s global workforce will jump to 63,450.
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