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When it was introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the Ram 1500 Rebel brought a whole different look to the Ram truck lineup, with a blacked-out, block-letter grille, rugged-looking styling, and a lifted suspension. Although Ram goes to great pains to insist the Rebel is not a direct competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor, it’s not hard to see where it received its inspiration. If you’ve been patiently waiting to get your hands on Ram’s latest offering, you won’t have to wait much longer. Production of the Rebel just kicked off this week at FCA’s Warren, Michigan, assembly plant. No firm date as to when the trucks might start arriving in dealerships was given, but we’re guessing the Rebel will start showing up on dealer lots sometime in August.
Warren has long been the source of Ram 1500 production. Since the plant’s opening in 1938, it’s built more than 12.5 million trucks. In addition to the Ram trucks, Warren has also built the Dodge B-Series vans, the Ram predecessor Dodge D-Series trucks, the Dakota midsize pickup, and the Ramcharger two-door off-road SUV. Ram HD models are built in FCA’s Saltillo, Mexico, plant, as are regular-cab 1500 models.
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I love to see these production shots. Looks like there aren't as many robots involved as I have seen in shots from other factories. Wonder how many of these they are going to make per day?
 

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I'm assuming it's a 2015 since that's what TruckTrend reports, they could be wrong but that is what they've provided.
they got that from RAM's press release with '2015' mentions

For People Who Push Back: Warren Truck Pushes Out First 2015 Ram 1500 Rebels
June 17, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC began production this week of the all-new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Mich.). The one-of-a-kind, full-size truck is assembled by more than 4,000 employees across 3.3 million square feet of the Company’s 75-year-old truck plant.

The Ram 1500 Rebel makes a statement with an all-new, blacked-out grille and distinctive billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Rebel is designed with increased ride height, standard 33-inch tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and a unique brawny interior starting at $42,790.

Operating on three crews, the Warren Truck Assembly Plant is home of the only consecutive winners of the prestigious Motor Trend Truck of the Year: the 2013 Ram 1500 and 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

Building more than 286,000 available combinations of the Ram 1500, the plant has produced more than 12.5 million trucks since its operations began in 1938.
 

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I really don't see the issue with what these guys are wearing, clearly management doesn't and in most, if not all manufacturing facilities like this have workers dressed like that... in the USA.
 

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I want my truck made by the guy with the bomb on the back of his shirt!
What you wear to work can reflect how seriously you take your job...and I want the men and women who are screwing the truck together to be focused on the task.

Don't you?
Believe me, where I work we wear uniforms. Doesn't make them work any harder or show how serious they take their job. Besides if they did have uniforms the plant would probably supply and pay for them and cleaning.
 

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Believe me, where I work we wear uniforms. Doesn't make them work any harder or show how serious they take their job. Besides if they did have uniforms the plant would probably supply and pay for them and cleaning.
I know if it were up to me, I'd rather wear a uniform instead of my own clothes.

But that's the way it is in America, if you don't need to look professional for any good reason then its not needed in most cases.
 

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It's probably one of those modern work places where you can wear your casual clothes to work. I'm sure they have a dress code though. And thes guys may have a special job putting this truck together.
 

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It's probably one of those modern work places where you can wear your casual clothes to work. I'm sure they have a dress code though. And thes guys may have a special job putting this truck together.
That's just how it is in factories and production lines and it's been like that for a very long time. They just don't want folks doing things like wearing gang colors and clothing, sagging their pants, etc. Just what's appropriate enough for the work place.
 
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