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  • Saltillo Truck plant opens its doors for families

    August 24, 2016
    The Saltillo (Mexico) Truck Assembly Plant hosted its largest open house ever, opening its doors to more than 18,500 employees and their families on Aug. 17. The day was filled with fun activities for all ages. For guests, the plant offered guided tours from the stamping process to final assembly line, photo booths, meet and greets with characters from Disney’s Pixar animated movie “Inside Out,” a glow-in-the-dark tunnel , food and arts and crafts activities.
  • Street drag racing highlights Roadkill Nights

    August 22, 2016
    Woodward Avenue north of Detroit was transformed into a drag strip for the first-ever legal street racing during the second annual Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge on Friday, Aug. 19. Building on the huge success of last year’s premiere event at the Pontiac (Mich.) Silverdome, Dodge and TEN: The Enthusiast Network muscled their way onto historic Route 1—Woodward Avenue in Pontiac—for nine hours of drag racing. More than 350 street-legal cars hit the specially prepped 1/8-mile drag strip.
  • Mopar’s Hagan sets record, but loses in final

    August 22, 2016
    Matt Hagan had quite a weekend in the Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T funny car at the NHRA Nationals at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway. Hagan, racing out of the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pits, blasted to a national record-setting run in the final round of qualifying on Saturday to nab the pole, and on Sunday, he carried that Mopar momentum all the way to the final round. The final was the fourth of the year for Hagan and the 12th of the season for the Mopar-powered DSR funny cars
  • Trenton ‘marches’ to Live United Cup victory

    August 19, 2016
    The rhythm at Trenton (Mich.) Engine Complex had a new beat as the River Rouge (Mich.) High School marching band made their way through the plant to celebrate Trenton’s Live United Cup victory on Aug. 16. To win the cup, the complex had the greatest percentage increase in United Way monetary and volunteer participation along with the most mittens and gloves collected for Mittens for Detroit, a local nonprofit. In total, U.S. and Canadian employees donated more than $7 million to the FCA US 2016.
  • Trenton Engine ‘Cruisin’ for a Cause’

    August 19, 2016
    The scorching August heat did not stop Trenton (Mich.) Engine Complex employees from going outside to raise money for United Way and enjoying the complex’s first annual “Cruisin for a Cause” car and motorcycle show. The car show, held on Aug. 9–10, enabled employees to submit their vehicles into a competition where they voted on their favorite car and motorcycle. The event featured more than 25 new and classic vehicles.

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