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body welding at Dodge City plantThe Warren Truck plant has been making Dodge trucks since 1938 (12.5 million of them, through January 2015). Warren Truck made B-vans from 1972 to 1977, and Ramcharger trucks from 1974 to 1985; the Dodge Dakota was made at Warren starting in 1987. Because trucks have so many variations, with different size cabs and beds, different engines and transmissions, and numerous other options, the Warren Truck plant has always had to be complex and flexible.

Two other plants, Sherwood and Hoover Road, used to be part of the complex, producing, respectively, heavy duty Dodge diesels (until 1975), and specialty trucks for the phone company (thanks, Bob Joye); and the famed Mound Road Engine Plant was closed in 2003, and is now used for Dodge City storage. (The Mack Avenue engine factory now produces truck engines for Warren Truck).Warren Truck - Ram assembly plant No surprise, then, that the complex was called Dodge City.

Dodge City is on 21500 Mound Road in Warren, which is not far from Detroit; the Warren Stamping Plant is on 22800 Mound Road. Warren also hosts TACOM — because that’s where Chrysler used to build tanks for the government. The Mt. Elliott tool and die plant is also nearby. Dodge City is close to General Motors’ technical center; the next major road to the East is Van Dyke, on which sits, one city to the North, the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and Stamping Plant.assembly line Detroit Axle is just four miles away, on Lynch Road.

Having the stamping plant right down the road helps cut inventory and provides a minor quality advantage, because fresh stampings can be used with little transport.

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Parts made at other plants, including stamped body sections, are brought to WTAP, where components are welded together in the Body in White area, cleaned, and painted. The steel frame and body panels are moved via conveyor through a body cleaning and phosphate treatment step; an Electro Deposition Coating (E-Coat) dip painting process coats and primes the body surface. Then the body is painted in two parallel coating lines.

Two parallel processes take place for each truck: the body is put together, painted, and then internal components, such as seats, lights, and dashboards, are put together in the Trim area. At the same time, the chassis, or lower frame, suspension, and powertrain, is assembled on another line; they are mated and driven off the line.

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