April 9, 2013 7:16 AM
Employees at Mack Avenue Engine Plant I (Detroit) built the final
4.7-liter V-8 engine last week, ending 15 years of production that
yielded more than 3 million powerplants used in Ram trucks and
other Chrysler Group products.
The last 4.7-liter (right) was signed by employees and will
be displayed in the plant’s lobby.
"Producing more than 3 million engines is a testament to each and
every person that has worked at Mack Avenue Engine Plant I during
the past 15 years," said UAW Local 51 President Lorenzo
"The Mack Avenue team should feel incredibly proud of what we have
accomplished. I applaud all the men and women who have helped build
the 4.7 for all these years,” said Plant Manager Bob
Hollingsworth. "We are going to celebrate because we have a lot of
work ahead of us, producing the award-winning Pentastar
In November 2012, Chrysler Group announced that it will invest $198
million and add up to 250 new jobs to produce the award-winning
Pentastar V-6 engine at Mack I.
In addition to the Ram 1500, the 4.7-liter V-8 was used in the
Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango and the Chrysler Aspen, and the
Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander.