Automotive interior parts supplier Detroit Manufacturing Systems broke ground Wednesday on a 102,000-square-foot plant located just five miles from Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex.
The new plant will be built in Toledo’s Overland Industrial Park, the former manufacturing site of the Willys-Overland Jeep. The Jeep Wrangler was also manufactured on the site until it was demolished in 2001.
According to Automotive News, the site will assemble interior parts for FCA. It’s not clear if the parts will be used on the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler pick-up, however both will be built at the nearby Toledo Plant.
DMS, which is the result of a joint venture between Rush Group and Faurecia SA, expects to hire at least 140 workers at the new Toledo site. The company also said it hopes to expand its Ohio workforce by additional 100 employees by mid-2020.