Toledo Jeep Fest looks to celebrate brand’s future

By the time next year’s Toledo Jeep® Fest rolls around, the region will have added more than 1,000 new automotive jobs, and the Toledo Assembly Complex will be back at full tilt building the next version of the venerated Jeep Wrangler.

So forget — for just a moment — all the history. Toledo isn’t just Jeep’s birthplace and a point of local pride. It’s also major part of Jeep’s future.

That, event organizers say, is key to what they’re trying to do in August, 2018, with the second Toledo Jeep Fest.

“We’re not only celebrating our past, which is pretty much what we did last year. We’re also at the same time embracing a very exciting future for Jeep in Toledo, Ohio,” Bruce Baumhower, president of UAW Local 12, said Thursday at a Jeep Fest news conference held downtown at Levis Square.

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