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The Motor Trend ‘Truck of the Year,’ the all-new 2013 Ram 1500, is displayed at the Chrysler Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre during the Chrysler Canada 2013 United Way Campaign pledge announcement on December 14, 2012. Company employees and retirees contributed $1,143,343.13 towards this year’s Campaign.

The Motor Trend ‘Truck of the Year,’ the all-new 2013 Ram 1500, is displayed at the Chrysler Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre during the Chrysler Canada 2013 United Way Campaign pledge announcement on December 14, 2012. Company employees and retirees contributed $1,143,343.13 towards this year’s Campaign.

  • Chrysler Canada employee and retiree contribution to United Way Windsor-Essex 2013 Campaign totals $1,143,343.13
  • Chrysler Canada average employee donation is $346
  • 782 Friend Level Donations ($500 or more)
  • 185 Leadership Donations ($1,000 or more)
  • 52 per cent employee participation

December 14, 2012 , Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler Canada today announced that its employees and retirees in Windsor-Essex County have donated $1,143,343.13 to the 2013 United Way Campaign at the Company’s Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC).

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May 25, 2011 12:13 AM- Mike Driehorst- It’s a day 23 months in the making, six years ahead of schedule, and a day during which Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke both praise and caution.

Sergio Marchionne announcing Chrysler's Pay Back

Sergio Marchionne announcing Chrysler's Pay Back

And, the highlight transpired at 10:13 a.m. when Marchionne received confirmation from Citigroup that company’s wire and bank transfer of payments to the U.S., Canada and Ontario governments were received and Chrysler Group’s $6.7 billion loan was paid in full, with interest.

Marchionne spoke to Chrysler Group employees at the company’s headquarters at noon (above), and then headed to the Sterling Heights (MI) Assembly Plant for the 2 p.m. public portion of what he called the company’s “Independence Day.”

Sergio Marchionne with Ron A. Bloom and Brian Deese

Sergio Marchionne with Ron A. Bloom and Brian Deese

He was joined there by Assistant to President Obama for Manufacturing Policy Ron Bloom, and Vice President and Director, UAW Chrysler Department General Holiefield. Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing Scott Garberding made opening remarks.

During his comments, Marchionne said the “joy” of June 10, 2009, when the loan were made, “was conditioned by the sense of responsibility we all shared.

Sergio Marchionne with General Holiefield and Bill Parker

Sergio Marchionne with General Holiefield and Bill Parker

“Not just for the privilege we had been given of helping get an American icon back on its feet, but more importantly for our moral obligation to justify the support that American and Canadian taxpayers had given us.

“We knew we had to live up to the expectations of those who had made sacrifices on our behalf.”

As he has done so in the past, Marchionne cautioned about celebrating too much:

Sergio Marchionne with Tony Al-Abawi, SHAP Team Leader

Sergio Marchionne with Tony Al-Abawi, SHAP Team Leader

“Today is a major milestone for Chrysler Group, but our work is by no means finished….

“Repayment of the government loans closes an important chapter in our history, but we still have a great deal left to accomplish before regaining our rightful place in the automotive landscape.”

Sergio Marchionne and others tour SHAP

Sergio Marchionne and others tour SHAP

ChryslerPayback facts

  • Chrysler Group made final payments Tuesday of $7.6 billion for the outstanding loans from U.S. and Canadian taxpayers (via their respective governments).
  • Payments consisted of $5.9 billion to the U.S. Treasury and $1.7 billion to Export Development Canada
  • In total, Chrysler Group paid U.S. Treasury $6.5 billion and the Export Development Canada $2.0 billion, including interest and additional consideration
  • Total loan pay off was $6.7 billion plus $1.8 billion of interest and other considerations. That’s a loan + interest totalling $8.5 billion.
  • U.S. and Canada governments made $1.8 billion on the deal
  • Paid in full more than six years ahead of payment schedule
  • Loans by U.S. and Canadian governments combined with strategic alliance with Fiat leads to:
  • 16 all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles currently in dealerships;
  • more than $3 billion in facility upgrades; and
  • increased employment with the hiring of 6,000 Chrysler Group employees
  • The new financing will save Chrysler Group an estimated $350 million a year in interest expenses.
  • In June 2009, Chrysler Group borrowed $5.1 billion from the U.S. Treasury and $1.6 billion from Export Development Canada.
  • $2.6 billion from the original loan facilities was undrawn and the facilities will be cancelled
Check out the videos below to see some of the speeches from yesterday. As always, click any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

If you’re not one of the fortunate few who are able to get a close-up look at the legendary Dodge Challenger when they are being made — don’t worry. National Geographic has you covered.

Earlier this month, National Geographic Channel kicked off its seven-stop Ultimate Factories Tour — with two of its stops taking a look at Dodge vehicles.

On Feb. 3, the series stopped at the Brampton, Ont., plant where the Dodge Challenger is made. The episode has already aired several times. Check your local listings to see when it airs in your area.

In addition, the expanding muscle car market is going to be “Green With Envy” as the Dodge brand announced a first-time, limited production run of the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and SRT8® 392 models featuring Green With Envy exterior color.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

Both Dodge Challenger models are improved for 2011 and deliver more of what American muscle-car enthusiasts want — unmistakable design, powerful HEMI® V-8 engines with new technologies and world-class handling and braking. Executed with quality and precision, the two new Challenger Green With Envy models provide an extra dose of exclusivity.

“We’re using Green With Envy on the new 2011 Dodge Challengers to pay tribute to some of the coolest paint colors from our past, including the “Sublime” and “Green Go” Dodge Challengers from the 1970’s and more recently, the “Snakeskin Green” Vipers from 2008-2010Not only will this exclusive heritage color remain unique to the Dodge brand, it adds another fresh and exciting element to our modern American muscle coupe.”

-Ralph Gilles
President and CEO
Dodge Brand

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

To see more pictures of the 2011 Dodge Challenger or any of the other 2011 Chrysler Group vehicles, click any of the images in the post. Also, check out the preview video below for Discovery Channel’s “Ultimate Factories.”

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