• Dec 8th 2009 at 8:30AM
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NUMMI's loss will be San Antonio's gain. Toyota is adding a second shift at its truck plant and looking to hire 850 workers for the production increase, and since Toyota's suppliers are located on-site, they're also adding a second shift and hiring.

The relocated Tacoma production from NUMMI is projected to roll 150,000 vehicles out per year, still below the 200,000 trucks Toyota wanted to be making when it launched the current Tundra. It's a way for Toyota to hedge its pickup bets. When the market for the biggies sags, Tacomas may be more appealing; the plant could adjust its mix and keep going. While Toyota's pickup volume is a small slice of the market, San Antonio may wind up loving the Tundra and Tacoma in a big way.

[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req.]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if Toyota will offer jobs to the former NUMMI UAW workers if they are willing to relocate to San Antonio?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully whatever bugs are in the Tundra don't make it into the Tacoma.

      Needless to say I fail to see how 850 non-union jobs makes up for the loss of thousands of union jobs (at Toyota no less) in California. I hope a Tesla or someone comes in and builds cars in Fremont someday.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Manufacturing? In California? Surely you jest. The state government and the environmental lobby have driven most of those jobs away already and seem determined not to let them come back.

        Tesla will build cars there to maintain its progressive image but most auto manufacturers not interested in paying the country's highest taxes are looking elsewhere.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So the "worlds greenest automaker" is making more giant trucks because it is financially beneficial to do so at this time? INCONCEIVABLE!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe now people will stop drinking the Toyota Koolaid. (sorry, typo)
      • 5 Years Ago
      if you are look at unemployment pictures states that embraced Unions have been hard hit ( Michigan, Ohio). In previous down cycles jobs usually went to states with high unemployment. But these days it just does not make any sense to open any business.in places like Detroit because cost of doing business is so high (pro labor policies, high minimum wage, taxes etc).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now will we have to endure a bunch of stupid commercials where an impossibly deep voiced announcer tells us how the Tacoma is built in Texas by Texans for Texans, and oh yeah, Texas.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's like having your chili and eating it too. Because I'm a trucker. And a REAL TRUCKER drives a Tundra, which gets the MPG of an 18 wheeler. Yeah......truck.......

        Truck commercials are really bad right now.
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