FCA Statement, Facts and Figures on Restart of U.S. Manufacturing Facilities

Employees reporting to work at the Warren (Michigan) Truck Assembly Plant go through new entry procedures to verify their health before entering the plant. FCA has implemented a comprehensive program of enhanced safety measures to protect employees from the spread and transmission of COVID-19 as the plants reopen. These measures include the mandatory wearing of face masks and safety glasses, as well as newly installed protective barriers to protect employees as they work on the line. (Photo: FCA US LLC)

Auburn Hills, Mich. – “After welcoming back nearly 12,000 employees to our U.S. manufacturing facilities today, we successfully resumed production of our award-winning vehicles under a comprehensive, multi-layered program of health and safety measures designed with the single purpose of safeguarding employees.
 
We were pleased with today’s restart. Everyone followed the new protocols and our plants were fully staffed to start production. We expected nothing less from FCA’s incredible employees. We are very confident that we have all the right protection measures in place to keep them all safe.
 
We also want to thank our dedicated team of employees whose leadership and ingenuity helped prepare our facilities for today’s successful restart.”

— FCA US LLC

An employee at the Warren (Michigan) Truck Assembly Plant uses one of dozens of hand sanitizer stations located across the production floor. FCA has implemented a comprehensive program of enhanced safety measures to protect employees from the spread and transmission of COVID-19 as the plants reopen. These measures include the mandatory wearing of face masks and safety glasses, as well as newly installed protective barriers to protect employees as they work on the line. (Photo: FCA US LLC)

FCA Facts and Figures: Return to Work

United States: 11,700
Canada: 3,400
Total manufacturing employees week of May 18, 2020: 15,100

FCA North American Manufacturing
Restart DatePlant*Location
May 18, 2020Jefferson North Assembly PlantDetroit, Michigan
 Sterling Heights Assembly PlantSterling Heights, Michigan
 Sterling Stamping PlantSterling Heights, Michigan
 Toledo Assembly ComplexToledo, Ohio
 Toledo Machining PlantToledo, Ohio
 Trenton Engine ComplexTrenton, Michigan
 Warren Stamping PlantWarren, Michigan
 Warren Truck Assembly PlantWarren, Michigan
   
May 19, 2020Brampton Assembly PlantBrampton, Ontario
 Windsor Assembly PlantWindsor, Ontario
   
May 26, 2020Dundee Engine PlantDundee, Michigan
 Indiana Transmission Plant 1Kokomo, Indiana
 Kokomo Casting PlantKokomo, Indiana
 Kokomo Transmission PlantKokomo, Indiana
 Tipton Transmission PlantTipton, Indiana
   
June 1, 2020Belvidere Assembly PlantBelvidere, Illinois
 Etobicoke Casting PlantToronto, Ontario
   
Subject to government approval for the auto industry, FCA Mexico operations are planning for a May 18 restart:
 Saltillo Engine PlantRamos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico
 Saltillo South Engine PlantSaltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
 Saltillo Stamping PlantSaltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
 Saltillo Truck Assembly PlantSaltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
 Saltillo Van Assembly PlantSaltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
 Toluca Assembly PlantToluca, Mexico
 Toluca Stamping PlantToluca, Mexico

*Assembly plants coming back on one shift
Construction at Mack and Warren Truck scheduled to resume week of May 18.

An employee at the Warren (Michigan) Truck Assembly Plant cleans tools at his workstation during the first 10 minutes of every shift. FCA has implemented a comprehensive program of enhanced safety measures to protect employees from the spread and transmission of COVID-19 as the plants reopen. These measures include the mandatory wearing of face masks and safety glasses, as well as newly installed protective barriers to protect employees as they work on the line. (Photo: FCA US LLC)

Testing
Any hourly or salaried FCA employee in the metro Detroit area exhibiting symptoms before or during their shift will be referred for COVID-19 PCR testing through one of five major Beaumont Health testing centers designated for FCA employees. FCA is targeting same day appointments and expecting results to be available in 24 hours or less. Similar testing arrangements have been made for out of state employees through Ascension St. Vincent in Kokomo, Ind., Swedish American Hospital in Belvidere, Ill., and Promedica Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. FCA will send employees who are tested home until they are medically cleared to return to work. Employees will get paid during a 14-day quarantine ordered by a doctor. FCA employees also will receive face masks, safety glasses, and gloves, if needed, each day at the start of shift.

An employee at the Warren (Michigan) Truck Assembly Plant passes by the thermal imaging camera to confirm his temperature as he reports to work. FCA has implemented a comprehensive program of enhanced safety measures to protect employees from the spread and transmission of COVID-19 as the plants reopen. These measures include the mandatory wearing of face masks and safety glasses, as well as newly installed protective barriers to protect employees as they work on the line. (Photo: FCA US LLC)

Safety Protocols:

  • Completion of Daily Health Risk Assessment, including temperature check and self-screening questionnaire, for both employees and visitors
  • Thermal imaging cameras to verify temperatures of everyone entering an FCA facility
  • Masks and safety glasses required personal protection equipment for everyone in all facilities
  • Staggered start times and added time to breaks and lunch to minimize large gatherings
  • 10 minutes dedicated to cleaning and disinfecting workstations at the start of each shift
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting schedules developed for common and high traffic areas, including turnstiles, restrooms, cafeterias, locker rooms and conference rooms

Source: FCA US LLC


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