Fiat Chrysler has announced it will build a World Class Manufacturing Academy (WCMA) in Tipton, Indiana – which will be the fourth WCMA facility the automaker has built in the United States.
The new manufacturing school, which will be called WCMA Indiana, represents a $2.1 million investment by FCA. It will serve as a training location for the 8,200 employees that work at FCA’s Kokomo, IN casting plant and Tipton, IN transmission plant.
“FCA US and the UAW have a responsibility to develop the current and next generation of workers to continue supporting the production of some of the world’s most recognizable automotive brands. When we invest in our people, we invest in our products and our customers. Everyone wins,” said Lori Hoback, co-lead of WCMA Indiana.
WCMA Indiana joins three other FCA WCM facilities. The flagship WCM site opened in Warren, Michigan in 2012, which was followed by the WCMA Mobile Unit in 2013. A year later in 2014, FCA expanded the Warren flagship by 15,000 square-feet and also added a WCM site in Saltillo, Mexico.
*FCA Tipton Transmission plant pictured