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Chrysler CEO: GM Recall "Over-Reaction"?

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(WLNS) - Just one day after General Motors announced a multi-million car recall Chrysler's CEO speaks right here in mid-Michigan about the fallout.

He joined Governor Rick Snyder at the Brembo brake plant in Homer, just west of Jackson.

That's where the company unveiled its $83 million upgraded facilities.

It was a big day-, with big names, and big plans for the Brembo brake plant in Calhoun County.

The automotive supplier showed off the newly-expanded facilities, facilities that have brought hundreds of jobs to the small town of Homer.

"We've hired close to 200 employees in the last 12-14 months, and we probably have a little bit more hiring to do," says Daniel Sandberg, President & CEO of Brembo North America.

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne joined Brembo officials and Governor Snyder at the grand opening celebration and the newest recalls announced from rival company General Motors were a hot topic.

"This has become a much more sensitive topic inside automotive houses. My gut tells me that some of this, and probably the largest part of this, is over-reaction," said Marchionne.

And even with all of the recent automotive recalls, Governor Snyder says this is still great news for mid-Michigan.

Gov. Snyder said, "It's world-class automotive manufacturing. So we should be proud to have them in our state. And it's a great opportunity for hard-working Michiganders to have a great career."

Brembo says it would like to continue its expansion in mid-Michigan.

To rev up the local economy---and put even more people to work in Homer.

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