Tipton Transmission Plant

5880 W. St. Rd. 28, Tipton, Indiana, United States

Floor Space: 781,500 square feet

Acreage: 93 acres

  • Nine-speed (948TE) transmissions
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Employment: 934 (863 hourly; 71 salaried)

Union Local: UAW Local 685

Plant History: In February 2013, FCA announced that it would acquire an existing facility in Tipton, Ind., and invest $162 million to establish an additional assembly site for the nine-speed transmission, creating up to 850 new jobs. Production of the nine-speed transmission began in April 2014.

World Class Manufacturing Accomplishments
Tipton Transmission was awarded silver status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) on July 17, 2018, two years after reaching bronze. When it was awarded bronze, Tipton became the fastest North American plant to receive this designation, just over two years after starting production of the new nine-speed transmission in April 2014. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants, promoting a sense of ownership. 

 (Updated: August 2021)

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