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Crothersville Manufacturer Adds 100 Workers

Last updated on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

(CROTHERSVILLE) - A Crothersville manufacturer has added about 100 workers to its workforce in preparation for the production of a new transmission for light- and medium-duty commercial Chrysler Ram trucks.

"We're excited to add this new ¬six-speed automatic transmission to our product group here at ADI," said Scott Turpin, who is president of Aisin Drivetrain Inc.

The company invested $15 million in equipment and upgrades at the 350,000-square-foot plant at 1001 Industrial Way.

Production of the transmissions - designed for Class 3, Class 4 and Class 5 diesel trucks - has begun, and the first shipments to Chrysler are expected to leave the plant later this month or in January, said Larry Summa, the company's administration division manager.

The transmissions could wind up paired with diesel engines made by Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus. Cummins recently announced it had built the 2 millionth pickup truck engine for Chrysler Group.

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