White Shirt Day is February 11th
National White Shirt Day, also know as National White T-Shirt Day, is always observed on February 11th. This unofficial national holiday honors the men and women who participated in the strike at General Motors in 1937. The United Auto Workers (UAW) union was helped by these autoworkers to become the sole bargaining agent for General Motors autoworkers.
Message from Frank Bills - Benefits
To All Retirees of UAW Local 1435 enrolled with Aetna Medicare Advantage Health Plan.
Promedica dispute with Aetna is over.
Promedica announced that Aetna Medicare Advantage Members no longer have to worry about losing coverage for services provided by Promedica Physicians in 2019 and beyond.
Detroit Auto Show
There is still time to sign up for ONLINE Classes ONLY
There will be a new program launched for people interested in becoming an Apprentice.
You will need to contact your LTTC rep Bob Ray at 419.661.0998 for more details.
This is for FCA active employees only.
Contact Marci Leahey at 419.661.3532 for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
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Toledo Machining to build key component for first Jeep® plug-in hybrid
FCA US announced today that it has awarded the production of the power electronics module for the Jeep® Wrangler PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) to its Toledo Machining Plant, positioning the 54-year-old Ohio facility to play a key role in helping the company meet future regulatory requirements.
As part of the Capital Markets Day presentation on June 1, FCA committed to expanding its electrified propulsion systems in global architectures spanning the full range of vehicle segments. The Jeep Wrangler PHEV, which is expected to launch in 2020, will be one of more than 30 vehicle nameplates with electrified solutions by 2022.
“The insourcing of this highly advanced work to Toledo Machining is a reflection of the commitment the workforce has made to improving their processes through the implementation of World Class Manufacturing,” Brian Harlow, Head of Manufacturing, FCA North America, said. “As the most iconic of the Jeep nameplates, it is critical that we flawlessly execute the launch of the Wrangler PHEV. The Toledo Machining employees have made a strong business case as to why we should put our faith in them to deliver a great product.”
The power electronics module for the Wrangler houses two key electrified powertrain components—the power inverter module and the integrated dual charger module, which consists of the onboard charger and the DC/DC converter. The power electronics module is packaged in a protective structure under the vehicle between the exhaust and the prop shaft. Toledo Machining will assemble the subsystems for the module, upload the applicable software for the power inverter module, and also conduct final testing on the coolant and electrical systems. Finished modules will be delivered to the Toledo Assembly Complex where the Wrangler PHEV will be assembled.
Nearly 850 Toledo Machining employees currently produce steering columns and torque converters for a number of FCA production locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Toledo Machining was awarded silver status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in June 2018 after being awarded WCM bronze status in September 2016.