In an earlier post, I noted that Kokomo DaimlerChrysler workers were anxiously awaiting the decision about their employment fate.
I just received an Indy Star update which inidcates that the Kokomo jobs will be safe. Sean McAlinden, an economist at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, said he thinks the Kokomo jobs are “probably” (my emphasis) going to be safe because the company needs the transmissions. Kokomo is the only center for transmission products in North America for the Chrysler group. This is indeed good news for the Kokomo workers.
I added emphasis on the word “probably” because the release uses that word, and it still means a possibility a reduction of the workforce could take place.