Fiat Chrysler has released a statement following CEO Sergio Marchionne’s meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump.
In the statement, FCA reiterated that it shares a common goal with President Trump in wanting to bring more jobs back to America and create a strong manufacturing base in the United States.
“I appreciate the President’s focus on making the U.S. a great place to do business,” Marchionne said in a statement. “We look forward to working with President Trump and members of Congress to strengthen American manufacturing.”
Trump was pleased with FCA’s recent decision to invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing ventures, however FCA was clear that it had planned to make investments in American manufacturing prior to Trump’s election. The investments were made so FCA could build the new Jeep Wrangler JL and Jeep Wrangler pickup at its Toledo, Ohio assembly plants and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer SUVs at its Warren, Michigan site.
Ford CEO Mark Fields and General Motors CEO Mary Barra also joined Trump for the breakfast meeting. An official agenda for the breakfast discussion was not publicized, however White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the general subject would be in regards to job creation in America.