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Toyota Exiting NUMMI

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Pster, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Pster

    Pster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp has decided to end production at a California plant it has shared with General Motors for 25 years, industry sources said on Thursday.
    Toyota's board met earlier in the day and decided to shut the plant in March, according to two sources, who had direct knowledge of the decision but were not authorized to speak on the record.
    The Japanese automaker's operations at the Fremont, California, facility employ about 4,500 people.
    A Toyota representative declined to comment on the reports, saying that the automaker expected to release a statement on the plant later on Thursday.
    The plant has operated under a partnership with GM known as New United Motor Manufacturing Inc, or NUMMI. It had been a ground-breaking partnership that brought Toyota's "lean" manufacturing techniques to a U.S. workforce.
    General Motors Co earlier decided to wind down production at the facility as part of its restructuring, which included bankruptcy proceedings. It cut operational ties to the plant in late June.
    Earlier in August, Toyota President Akio Toyoda had said during his first appearance in the United States since taking the helm of the world's biggest automaker that a decision on the facility was expected shortly.
    Toyota builds the Corolla compact car and the Tacoma pickup truck at the NUMMI plant, which has operated as a 50-50 joint venture with General Motors since 1984. It was not clear what plants would pick up the Corolla and Tacoma production.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    No surprise. Toyota does not want to be part of the UAW. Hopefully they can find those 4500 employees jobs at other plants.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Yuma Taco

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    Maybe they can sneak across the boarder and work in the Taco plant in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico? :eek:

    Yuma Taco,
     
  4. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Now bring that Tacoma to SA, Toyota.
     
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