Conversion of Two Plants
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) invested $1.6 billion in converting two plants at the Mack Avenue Engine Complex into the future assembly site for an all-new three-row full-size Jeep SUV and the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, along with their plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. The automotive assembly plant is currently the only one located entirely within the city of Detroit and is estimated to add 3,850 new jobs to support production.
IMEG was part of a multiple-firm design team on the project. IMEG provided electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and structural services for 200,000-sf of renovations at the two buildings. These renovations included reconfiguration and refreshing the offices for the two sets of Employee Services and two sets of Administration areas. IMEG designed systems for a new CMM and Metrology lab within the plant and a new Quality Center addition with support labs. The design build project was delivered within a demanding timeline to maintain the aggressive construction schedule.
Construction has already begun on the plant, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the line by the end of 2020.