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  • Brampton installs vision system

    February 24, 2015
    The Brampton (Ontario) Assembly Plant recently installed a state-of-the-art vision system to detect, verify and capture digital images of vehicle identification numbers (VINs). Installation of the system was a team effort by Corporate Assembly Quality Engineering, Brampton Plant Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Brampton Body in White Tool and Process and the plant’s skilled trades. The team worked with Abraham Innovations Systems Inc. of Markham, Ontario, to design the system.
  • Canada sponsors kids’ hockey tourny

    February 24, 2015
    Hundreds of novice hockey players from Ontario hit the ice on Family Day, for the fourth annual “Dodge Caravan Kids Family Day Hockey Tournament.” Family Day, an Ontario holiday, was celebrated on Feb. 16. The multicity event highlighted fun and teamwork through the sponsorship of the Chrysler Advertising Association of Ontario in participation with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Alliance Hockey, the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and the Ottawa District Hockey Association.
  • Hagan, new Dodge Charger win second race of NHRA

    February 23, 2015
    The combination of Don Schumacher Racing driver Matt Hagan, the Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots crew and the brand new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T continues to prove to be a winning one. Hagan and team turned in a dominant performance Feb. 22 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., to earn the team a second National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) funny car title in just the second race of 2015.
  • Environment, health, safety milestones

    February 20, 2015
    FCA - North American manufacturing plants hit a major milestone last year by successfully being certified in both Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007, and ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management. The company had 24 plants certified in less than 18 months, including the Dundee (Mich.) Engine Plant (pictured).
  • Black Engineer of the Year Award

    February 16, 2015
    U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2015 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Special Recognition Award to Bruce Davis, Project Chief—Electrical Systems and Components Vehicle Integration. Davis was honored at the 29th BEYA STEM Conference and Career Fair held Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
  • FIRST Robotics competition begins

    February 26, 2015
    The 2015 FIRST Robotics competition season begins the weekend of Feb. 27-28 with 12 FCA Foundation-sponsored teams scheduled to compete in Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota. In December, the FCA Foundation announced more than $230,000 in grants to schools in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. In total, the foundation will distribute 47 grants to FIRST teams. The 2015 challenge is called “Recycle Rush,” a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each.

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