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Toledo plant will build half-million Jeeps in '14

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The manager of the Chrysler assembly plant in Toledo says the facility will build more than a half-million Jeeps next year — making it one of the highest-volume assembly plants in North America.

That's according to plant manager Zach Leroux, who spoke to a rotary club in Toledo Monday.

Chrysler builds the Jeep Wrangler and new Jeep Cherokee at the Toledo facility.

The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/IdIUcR ) reports that workers at the plant built about 275,000 vehicles last year and have built about 226,000 vehicles through October this year.

Chrysler officials several years ago set ambitious goals to reach global sales of 2.8 million cars and trucks by 2014.

The Toledo plant hired more than 1,800 new people ahead of launching the Cherokee, bringing total plant workforce to about 4,000.

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