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Toyota to Liquidate California Plant
Cars.com / Kicking Tires Blog ^ | 7/23/2009

Posted on 07/23/2009 11:23:32 AM PDT by Be Free

According to a Japanese news agency, Toyota is pulling up stakes at its Fremont, Calif., factory, known as NUMMI. This is the plant that was jointly run by Toyota and GM before GM’s bankruptcy filing this summer. The Detroit-based automaker decided NUMMI — where it built the Pontiac Vibe alongside the Toytoa Matrix and Corolla — was not integral to its future. NUMMI employs 4,700 people and is the only U.S. Toyota plant with UAW employees.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: automakers; california; generalmotors; layoffs; nummi; toyota; unions
Hmmmm ... California plant; jointly run with Government Motors; the ONLY Toyota plant in the US with UAW workers.

Nothing to see here folks! You 4,700 hundred laid-off works can just blame Bush for this.

1 posted on 07/23/2009 11:23:33 AM PDT by Be Free
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To: Be Free

Who in their right mind would invest in GM or California or....


2 posted on 07/23/2009 11:26:28 AM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: Be Free

The total impact may be 20k jobs in CA. Suppliers will close also.
This is the last car plant in CA. I wonder how many UAW jobs are now left in CA. Probably not many.


3 posted on 07/23/2009 11:26:44 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Be Free

hmmmm...”NUMMI employs 4,700 people and is the only U.S. Toyota plant with UAW employees. “

in a related previous story: “Jun 10, 2008 ... The UAW International Executive Board has unanimously voted to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president, the union announced today. ...”
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=UAW+endorsed++Obama&aq=f&oq=&aqi=


4 posted on 07/23/2009 11:27:16 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a Daffy Duck)
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To: Be Free
Bad for California, good for Toyota. I don't blame them for the shrewd business mood.

We are now a welfare state that punishes wealth, success and good business.
We are growing people who take from us by way of the government and not tax PAYERS.

Decades of the great society and bad public school educations.

5 posted on 07/23/2009 11:29:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

business move, not mood...


6 posted on 07/23/2009 11:30:21 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Be Free
Close it, who cares!!!
7 posted on 07/23/2009 11:30:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: A CA Guy
We are now a welfare state that punishes wealth, success and good business.

So all those trillions in Tarp were punishment for the wall streets crowd. DAMN, I didn't know.

8 posted on 07/23/2009 11:33:14 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Bulwinkle
...in a related previous story: “Jun 10, 2008 ... The UAW International Executive Board has unanimously voted to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president, the union announced today. ...”

The UAW asked for it, they got it!
Go Toyota!!

9 posted on 07/23/2009 11:33:58 AM PDT by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success.)
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To: Be Free

Good for Toyota. Who needs King Obama GM anyway, including the Union.


10 posted on 07/23/2009 11:34:44 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Be Free

California has always led the way - this time, it’s into financial ruin.

However, they can save their reputations by being first to start the upcoming revolution/war. They won’t be alone.


11 posted on 07/23/2009 11:37:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Be Free

The Matrix/Vibe design was getting a little long-in-the-tooth.


12 posted on 07/23/2009 11:38:28 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Don't blame me... I voted for PALIN!)
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To: org.whodat
So all those trillions in Tarp were punishment for the wall streets crowd.

No, they were punishment for us.

13 posted on 07/23/2009 11:38:52 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Be Free

CHANGE HAS ARRIVED! You DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ JOB ANYWAY!

(Tacoma Production will shift to the NON-UAW plant in Southern Indiana)


14 posted on 07/23/2009 11:41:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: Be Free

only U.S. Toyota plant with UAW employees

Gee! what a sad day for the UAW and a happy one for Toyota.


15 posted on 07/23/2009 11:47:24 AM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Be Free

I just got an email from David Axelrod. He stated that 14,700 people will lose their health care today. How can he know that? Why that is almost exactly the same number of people that will lose their job today. Coincidence?

The Obama DemOpression rolls on. It is no longer a recession, folks. This is a politically induced depression, a DemOpression.


16 posted on 07/23/2009 11:48:29 AM PDT by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
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To: Oldexpat

Toyota is probably dancing in the street. They probably are thrilled to be rid of the UAW vermin.


17 posted on 07/23/2009 11:48:41 AM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: Be Free
Toyota is pulling up stakes at its Fremont, Calif., factory, known as NUMMI.

NUMMI employs 4,700 people and is the only U.S. Toyota plant with UAW employees.

Double Wammy!

UAW work rules and California Taxes!

18 posted on 07/23/2009 11:49:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Da Coyote
"However, they can save their reputations by being first to start the upcoming revolution/war. They won’t be alone."

LOL. Another six months of Obama and we'll be having White riots.

19 posted on 07/23/2009 11:50:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: Be Free

I wouldn’t remotely think of opening a plant in Cali... unless the benefit of needing to be near a west coast port was so cost advantageous that it outstripped the rediculously excessive cost of operating there.


20 posted on 07/23/2009 11:51:07 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Be Free

DAMN I thought that the headline said “Toyota to Liquidate California”, NUTS!


21 posted on 07/23/2009 11:52:21 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: A CA Guy

Open borders also created tens of millions of welfare bandwagon jumpers aka illegal aliens.


22 posted on 07/23/2009 11:52:30 AM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: bondjamesbond
The Matrix/Vibe design was getting a little long-in-the-tooth.

Very nice car though. A friend of mine has one. He loves it; fuel efficient and dependable.

23 posted on 07/23/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Oldexpat
I can not believe that people are happy that approx., 15,000 to 20,000 people will lose their jobs. That is not counting their family members. Listening to people that revel in other's misery is extremely sad. I for one will pray for all those that are affected. Just keep on buying those foreign owned goods, just get ready to speak Manderese.
24 posted on 07/23/2009 11:54:04 AM PDT by nyconse (When you buy something, make an investment in your country. Buy American or bye bye America)
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To: Be Free; All


25 posted on 07/23/2009 11:54:51 AM PDT by SloopJohnB (FEDGOV.SYS corrupted...Revolt, Re-boot, Abort, Washington D.C?)
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To: Be Free

Why in the name of God would Toyota build a plant in Kalifornia in the first place??? Unions, whacko regulations, environmental nuts, taxes....what were they thinking??


26 posted on 07/23/2009 11:55:34 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Be Free

This sends a message loud and clean to the UAW, Obama and the Rat’s how forign investors feel about CARD CHECK EFAC.


27 posted on 07/23/2009 11:55:43 AM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Be Free

This sends a message loud and clean to the UAW, Obama and the Rat’s how forign investors feel about CARD CHECK EFAC.


28 posted on 07/23/2009 11:55:49 AM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Be Free

This sends a message loud and clean to the UAW, Obama and the Rat’s how forign investors feel about CARD CHECK EFAC.


29 posted on 07/23/2009 11:55:49 AM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Be Free

This sends a message loud and clean to the UAW, Obama and the Rat’s how forign investors feel about CARD CHECK EFAC.


30 posted on 07/23/2009 11:55:49 AM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Be Free
A little larger please:

NUMMI employs 4,700 people and is the only U.S. Toyota plant with UAW employees.


31 posted on 07/23/2009 11:57:34 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: nyconse

Your right about the innocent people that get the short end of this...but makes me wonder how many of them voted for the loons in CA gov’t that has brought this about.


32 posted on 07/23/2009 11:57:38 AM PDT by SloopJohnB (FEDGOV.SYS corrupted...Revolt, Re-boot, Abort, Washington D.C?)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Why in the name of God would Toyota build a plant in Kalifornia in the first place???

Congressional blackmail?

33 posted on 07/23/2009 11:59:10 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: nyconse

Nobody is happy about losing jobs but when the unions want to jam their way down all workings American’s backside then I take a little joy at giving the UAW a setback.

Toyota is a very strong and viable employer in many other plants in the USA.


34 posted on 07/23/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Oldpuppymax

They didn’t build it. It used to be a GM plant from WAY back. GM closed it in the 80’s.
I imagine that the only reason it was picked up by Toyota was that they got it for a song and that it already had much of the tooling needed to produce cars.


35 posted on 07/23/2009 12:02:59 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: SloopJohnB; nyconse

Fremont, CA

2006 elections: In the gubernatorial race, California re-elected incumbent Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger over Democrat Phil Angelides, with 55.8% of the vote. For Senate, the state re-elected Democrat Dianne Feinstein over Dick Mountjoy, with 59.7% of the ballot.

Presidential politics: Fremont is in Alameda County, which voted Democratic in the last two presidential elections. According to unofficial vote totals for 2004, Bush received 115,749 votes and John Kerry received 360,953 votes.

In the November 2000 election, Alameda County strongly supported Al Gore. Countywide, 119,279 people voted for Bush and 342,889 voted for Gore. Nader received 27,499 votes.


36 posted on 07/23/2009 12:03:40 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: nyconse

Well, they hoped for change . . .


37 posted on 07/23/2009 12:05:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: A CA Guy

“Bad for California...”

The company I am employed at recently closed our manufacturing plant in southern California. Our offices are still there, but it just got to expensive to manufacture in California. Although the higher wages didn’t help, it was the insane amount of regulations that helped tip the scale. Most of those jobs are now in Mexico. Our CEO has fought, begged and pleaded with customers and suppliers to keep our jobs in the states. You would think our various governments would try to help him, but they really don’t, they just make it harder to do business. The rest of the USA needs to take a good, hard look at California. That is where the country is heading. We always hear a lot about the greedy, mean business man. My boss is a good man. He is a Vet, and he truly believes in America. He pays me well above average wages, I have a health plan that I pay much less for than most people. He is very generous with bonuses. My family lives very well because of this mans business. All he has ever asked of me is to show up for work and give him an honest days work. That is more than fair. I know we have some greedy bastards out there. But, I also believe we have a lot people like my boss. He wants to keep jobs here. But, at the end of the day he has to turn a profit. The various governments and the liberals need to remember that. Because unlike welfare checks and social programs, my boss gives paychecks and a way to pull yourself up. Please don’t keep trying to kill that.-—JM


38 posted on 07/23/2009 12:08:56 PM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Be Free

On the bright side, this should reduce California’s carbon footprint.


39 posted on 07/23/2009 12:09:43 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Jubal Madison

CAP AND TRADE WILL KILL THE REST OF THE GOOD JOBS IN THE USA. Lets send them to Mexico, China, India. etc.

American’s will just be burger flippers at Micky D’s.


40 posted on 07/23/2009 12:15:57 PM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: ncfool

>> CAP AND TRADE WILL KILL THE REST OF THE GOOD JOBS IN THE USA. Lets send them to Mexico, China, India. etc.

American’s will just be burger flippers at Micky D’s. <<

Welcome to the “Service Economy”!!!


41 posted on 07/23/2009 12:23:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: bondjamesbond; Pontiac

I love the vibe/matrix. It has a corolla drive train which makes it fuel efficient and reliable.

But the best thing is fantastic visibility out the front window.


42 posted on 07/23/2009 3:42:58 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Oldexpat

I read where the workers to be impacted with plant closing are closer to 100,000?


44 posted on 07/23/2009 5:06:11 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: ncfool
"CAP AND TRADE WILL KILL THE REST OF THE GOOD JOBS IN THE USA. Lets send them to Mexico, China, India. etc.

American’s will just be burger flippers at Micky D’s."

The neo-commumist Obama/Democrat Party regime will next be targeting the agricultural sectors of the American economy. Along with their cohorts in PETA and the global warming scam kooks, I think they will try to demonize farming and livestock production (cattle, pigs, chicken, turkeys etc.) in order to seize control of food production in America. There may not be any hamburger flipping jobs left after these commies have their way. Yeah, soup lines and food panics, the Democrat Party's dream come true. These people are still wishing for and want to re-live the good old FDR depression days.

45 posted on 07/23/2009 5:26:47 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Be Free

So I guess california is just that much closer to reaching their 90% reduction goal of 1990 emissions.


46 posted on 07/23/2009 6:02:29 PM PDT by I got the rope
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