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    Report: NUMMI workers to get $19 million in aid
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    When Toyota shuttered its NUMMI plant for good at the end of March, over 4,700 workers lost their jobs. The Japanese automaker softened the blow of those lost jobs by forking over $281 million in aid, or about $60,000 for every worker at the plant. Daily Markets now reports that the federal ...

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    Full details on Tesla/NUMMI deal disclosed
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tesla Motors announced last week that it was definitely going to build ist Model S at the former NUMMI factory in Fremont, California. Or it might not. This isn't the first announcement about where this car might be produced. That was ...

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    Reuters: UAW pressuring Tesla/Toyota to hire union workers at former NUMMI plant
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    Yesterday, Toyota and Tesla announced that the two companies would be collaborating on electric vehicle development. Tesla will be taking over the NUMMI factory in Fremont, California, which was recently closed. Now, the United Auto Workers is urging Toyota to hire union workers to operate the ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota and Tesla to partner on EV production in California
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image
    California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda held a joint press in Palo Alto, California to announce that the two companies would be collaborating on electric vehicle development and production, with ...

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    Report: Displaced NUMMI workers unhappy with severance package effort from GM, Toyota
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    This didn't take long. Hot on the heels of NUMMI shutting its doors for good, reports are emerging that the plant's former workers aren't satisfied with their severance packages. Originally, employees were slated to see around $54,000 on average, depending on seniority. The newest workers were ...

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    NUMMI Goes Numb: Last vehicle rolls off the line at storied CA joint-venture plant
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    This morning saw the very last car roll off of the NUMMI assembly line. At 9:40 a.m., a red Toyota Corolla drove off under the watchful eyes of workers, white-collars and union leaders. Toyota and General Motors have been cranking out cars and trucks at the facility since 1984, but GM backed out ...

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    This American Life tells the NUMMI story
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    One of the highest-rated shows on National Public Radio is This American Life, which does deep-dives into weekly themes, exploring subject matter from different angles while always leaving the listener enriched. This past Sunday, the show spent an hour going over the Toyota/General Motors joint ...

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    Toyota commits $250 million to aid with NUMMI transition
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    The present Toyota recalls have been garnering a vast amount of media attention, but no one has forgotten about the automaker's earlier decision to end its production contract with California's New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI). Just recently, Toyota issued a press release stating it ...

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    REPORT: Production of Toyota Corolla transferring from NUMMI to Ontario
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    2009 Toyota Corolla - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As even mighty Toyota finds itself with excess production capacity in North America and elsewhere, the Japanese automaker has finally made the decision to shutter an assembly plant. The loss of the Pontiac Vibe means that it wasn't ...

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    REPORT: NUMMI workers demonstrate over plant's potential closing
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    Toyota has never closed a U.S. assembly plant, but the suddenly struggling Japanese automaker has said that it would shudder the NUMMI factory in California, the only auto plant in the state, by next March. The upcoming closure isn't a big surprise since General Motors was allowed to bow out of ...

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    REPORT: Toyota to end production at NUMMI in March
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    2009 Toyota Matrix - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Word 'round the campfire (okay, by way of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in Japan and via Reuters) is that Toyota will end production at its NUMMI plant in California in March of next year. Though a spokesperson for the automaker claims no ...

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    Dampened: Pontiac Vibe production ends this August
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    It was originally thought that the Vibe would be the terminal Pontiac, but now that we've learned that the Excitement runs out of the NUMMI plant by the end of August we're not so sure. While the curtain will drop on the Vibe, General Motors hasn't totally ruled out future co-production with Toyota ...

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    Toyota denies rumors of giving aid to GM
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    Rumors of a meeting between GM CEO Rick Wagoner and top officials from Toyota in Japan has been denied. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering that it's GM's policy not to comment on such matters, but Toyota has no such policy and has also denied that such discussions have or will ...

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    Are GM and Toyota working on a hybrid together?
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    The evidence: rumor had it at the LA Auto Show that customers would soon have the option of buying a hybrid Toyota Matrix and a hybrid Pontiac Vibe; the 2009 Pontiac Vibe is made at NUMMI, a GM-Toyota joint venture manufacturing plant where the Matrix is also made; Toyota's already got its hybrid ...

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