Based on improvements in safety, quality, and productivity, Chrysler Group’s Trenton Engine Plant was awarded the Bronze Designation. This makes it only the fifth manufacturing plant in North America to achieve this World Class Manufacturing (WCM) milestone.
From what Chrysler has stated, achieving the milestone and implementing WCM guidelines has saved the company more than $1 billion dollars since June of 2009. The Bronze milestone is awarded after a two-day audit. Facilities looking to reach this must score a minimum of 50 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars. The Trenton Engine Plant scored a 52.
The Trenton, Michigan facility builds the Tigershark four-cylinder and the 3.6L Pentastar engines used in many Chrysler products, including the Jeep Wrangler JK. Originally, the plant was idled in 2011, but restarted recently.