Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel called the latest invesment a great announcement, saying "we're extremely grateful for FCA and Sergio making that commitment. ... I can't wait to give him a big hug at the auto show."
Hackel noted the significance of bringing more Ram truck production to the county, which has seen substantial investment from automakers and suppliers in recent years.
"This has become somewhat of a Ram country here in Macomb County if you think about it because this is where it's being built ... and they're bringing them up from Mexico," Hackel said.
Brian Rothenberg, a spokesman for the United Auto Workers, offered cautious praise, explaining that the union had just been made aware of the announcement.
"While the news is positive, the UAW is reviewing the details," Rothenberg said, noting union officials would likely have more to say later.
(c)2018 Detroit Free Press
Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.