Chrysler Brampton Plant Wins 2005 Car Of The Year

Brampton, Ontario


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Chrysler Brampton Plant Wins 2005 Car Of The Year
Chrysler Brampton Plant Wins 2005 Car Of The Year
dated December 1, 2004

Brampton, Ontario
November 29, 2004
       The 3,300 CAW Local 1285 members at the DaimlerChrysler plant in Brampton Ontario were honoured Monday November 29th by the company for building the "Motor Trend 2005 Car of the Year".
       This prestigious award saw the Chrysler 300 C outclass the BMW 911, the Cadillac and the new Mustang.
       Mark Norman, president of DaimlerChrysler Canada praised the workers as being the key to the continued success of the cars built at the Brampton plant.

Mark Norman
DaimlerChrysler Canada President

       "While we are proud of this great honour for a great car, we want to celebrate the team that builds them. You. Through our innovative ideas, your commitment to world class quality, your competitive spirit in a brutally competitive industry. On behalf of the company thank you to everyone here, thank you to the CAW leadership, and really the community of Brampton as a whole. You are doing an outstanding job."

       CAW National President Buzz Hargrove added his congratulations and said the Chrysler 300C, along with the Magnum and the soon to be produced Charger, also built at the Brampton plant, is proof that Canadian workers can build the best cars in the world.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

       "If you give Canadian workers the new investment, like the 2.4 billion that Frank talked about and Mark talked about. You give us the tools, you give us the product, and no body in the world can build vehicles better than we can do. Congratulations and well done!"

       While the car of the Year award is nice, Hargrove said the real reward will be winning market share back from the imports.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

       "We join together with a hot product like this one, and make sure we build it properly. We're hoping that everybody who puts their butt on a seat of this vehicle will be coming out of an import. That will make a difference for Canada and Canadians."

       A third shift along with a 1,000 new jobs is being added at the Brampton plant in order to meet the demand for the Chrysler 300C.

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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