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Chrysler to re-open transmission facility in Kokomo

The Chrysler Group has put Tipton County, Ind., back on the jobs menu, reports Automotive News. A transmission plant that was built but never used will supposedly be put into use, as Chrysler has asked for tax incentives from Indiana state and nearby authorities, notes the Kokomo Tribune. Further details of Chrysler's request have not been introduced to the press at the moment. Will you be in the market to purchase or sell a new or used van? If this portrays you, do yourself a favor and take a look at Gus Johnson cars.

Chrysler looking for 'potential economic development incentives

Indiana and Chrysler Group are working together, such as cities Tipton and Kokomo, to get more information. This will hopefully lead to a future investment with possible economic rewards.

With the implementation of more than $1.3 billion in previously announced investments to produce the next generation of front- and rear-wheel drive transmissions, Kokomo remains at the center of the company's powertrain offensive. We will continue to look for ways to improve our operations and our products to meet the new fuel economy standards and the needs of our customers,” notes a Chrysler LLC press release.

Partnership previously

The plant was going to be done in a joint venture with Chrysler LLC and Getrag Corp., a German parts supplier. Getrag did not give financing, which led to a suit from Chrysler. There was Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection sought in 2008, and the whole deal crumbled. The 781,500-square-foot transmission plant in Kokomo was no longer prepared as a partnership at that point.

Abound Solar Inc. bought the plan to produce solar panels after the Chrysler/Getrag collaboration fell through. The facility was bought by real estate developer W.W. Reynolds for $25 million after foreign competition led to Abound giving up. The property was then listed for $39.5 million by the company.

Brand new plans are not entirely clear, but insiders suggest that since Chrysler just began producing its first vehicle with dual dry clutch transmission - the 2013 Dodge Dart - the Kokomo facility may be pressed into service along those lines. Located in Tipton County half an hour south of Chrysler's Kokomo transmission complex, the $530 million facility set on 106 acres was made to accommodate 1,200 workers in dual-clutch transmission production.

Looking at Chrysler

Chrysler is well-known for its transmissions, such as the Chrysler 8-speed, rear-wheel drive automatic transmissions and the 9-speed 4WD automatic for smaller vehicles. The Kokomo plant will only help Chrysler’s image and sales success because of the additional transmission technology.

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Yep, I love how these new controls that the owners of this site have cut down on it.  I wonder if this spammer got the messages that I got one day that I was a spammer and couldn't reply to a thread.  NOT. 

I've even sent PM's to a few people without a reply, now that is a way to take care of a site. 

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Hmmmmmm! I sent a couple of PM's and did not get responses. I thought I had pissed off some people! Well that explains it... I think... I hope!

I think it was "controlled" when we were complaining and got and ear of somebody. I think that ear is gone and any eyes are actually legally blind! banghead

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I may of ticked someone off here. 

I have made 3 replies today and on each and every one of them I have gotten the little box on the bottom to enter the security code.  :rotest1  

Make that 4 replies that I have gotten the security box.

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I send them to Moderator, Hiker and Exbio, and in most cases, I get a reply within a day or 2.  Just include all 3 guys.

 

 

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The last couple that I sent to Moderator have gone ignored for over 4 months now.  I have also sent a couple to Admin which have also gone ignored for about a month or 2 so far. 

What I am looking for is a person on this site that is in authority that cares about it.  Hiker and I have had a couple of conversations about it but that is as far as it has gone.  I also doubt that a regular moderator on the site such as Hiker and Exbio could answer the questions that I asked. 

I did however get some action and replies when I sent a email to the new owners when the site was down in October so perhaps that is the way that I need to go again. 

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At least it was spam with good news!  lol

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Yeah I've noticed some big changes to this site over the last couple years.  Seems to be run so much different.  Who owns it and who admins it now?

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Outdoor Hub owns the web site now and it appears NOBODY admins it.  They (Outdoor Hub) has gotten too big.  They boast of owning 365 web sites.  The problem is it appears they only have limited admin personnel for all of them... or BGH just doesn't bring in the large advertising dollars so it is at the bottom of the "to do" list.

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While I do agree that they

While I do agree that they have alot of room for improvement in regards for taking care of this site, I do believe they got taken big-time by the previous owners.  It's no coincidence that the monthly contests went for a year, or little more, and got massive amounts of site traffic.  Then, soon after that stopped, the site was sold????? Way to go out on a high note.... lol

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