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Thank You Belvidere
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 from Belvidere, Illinois
Posted: Sep 19, 2006 | 227 words | 1 Comments
Here’s a special shoutout to all the hard working people at Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant.
Today I was very fortunate to have a personal tour of the Belvidere plant where the Jeep Compass is produced. I was equally excited to be given the tour by Emmitt since he’s a fellow Yooper.
Just a couple months ago the Jeep Compass I’m driving rolled out of those doors. For a few hours today the Compass made its way back to its birthplace.
To see how it’s all assembled is astonishing. The engineering and technology that goes into one of these plants is nothing short of impressive. It’s amazing how much of the plant is automted. What I was most intrigued by is the carts that deliver the parts to each station and guide their way around the plant by sensors. In adition are the robotic arms that pass piece after piece to each other and do all the welding.
For quite some time I’ve been wanting to see a car plant in action. I feel that being able to do this is a great piece for my trip. The assembly line and automotive industry is really an icon of the American workforce.
Thanks again to everyone at the Belvidere plant for buidling me a great Jeep Compass! It was truly an honor to see how it all comes together.
Comment by Barb
From L'Anse, MI
Hi ya Bugsy, Just have to comment on this. My dad sold Dodges,Ply., Jeeps and Scouts. Anyway, back in the 60's and 70's when new cars came in and they were checking them over they would find in the glove box bags of nuts, bolts etc. with a note. " See if you can figure where these go. Haha. We were on coffee break." Sad eh? One time there was this terrible rattle and the guys finally took the panel off the front door. Inside was a beercan and a note. The note said, " Well, it took you long enough to this one didn't it? haha" So, Bugsy, I am happy to see the plant auomated. I believe no matter what your job is, whether sweeping streets or being President. If you do the job well you have no reason to be ashamed. Have fun and safe travels eh? Huggggs, Barb and Lowell