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Japan: Toyota likely to halt all output operations in N. America
Kyodo News ^ | 04/04/11

Posted on 04/04/2011 8:38:20 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Toyota likely to halt all output operations in N. America

NEW YORK, April 4, Kyodo

Toyota Motor Corp. is highly likely to halt all manufacturing operations at its factories in North America later this month due to parts supply disruptions caused by the March 11 earthquake disaster in Japan, company officials said Monday.

Toyota has already halted overtime production and operations on Saturdays at its North American plants following the disaster, but has been continuing to operate using existing inventories during normal hours.

The automaker has apparently judged that continuing production during normal hours would be difficult as parts manufacturers in Japan have been lagging behind in recovering output. The decision is likely to affect Toyota's new vehicle sales in the United States, which is its main market.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.kyodonews.jp ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; supplychain; toyota

1 posted on 04/04/2011 8:38:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/04/2011 8:50:14 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Here’s your chance Ford! Don’t blow it!


3 posted on 04/04/2011 9:12:12 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Inyo-Mono

How much Ford content is cranked out in Japan too?


4 posted on 04/04/2011 9:24:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Perhaps the White House used that weather machine to create that Japenese earthquake in order to boost Government Motors sales.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 9:30:20 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: TigerLikesRooster
What about Nissan and Honda?

Cheers!

6 posted on 04/04/2011 9:32:32 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
My 4-Runner just passed 300K miles. I had planned to buy a 2012 Tacoma Prerunner next fall. I would buy a radioactive Toyota before I would buy anything made buy the UAW,
7 posted on 04/04/2011 9:34:49 PM PDT by BaylorDad (I can't always buy American, but when I can, it's not UAW!)
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To: BaylorDad

Do you like the new 4Runners? I think they really messed up a good ride. The model name emblazoned on the hatch lift is really tacky. It’s now huge like a Tundra!


8 posted on 04/04/2011 9:45:57 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: BaylorDad

Glad to hear I can expect a lot more miles from my 4Runner. It’s an ‘05 with 69,000 miles on it.


9 posted on 04/04/2011 9:49:39 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: RushingWater

97 and 98 4runner limited is probably the best 4Runners ever made with the 97 having the best looking body style of all 4Runners.


10 posted on 04/04/2011 9:50:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RushingWater
1997 Toyota 4Runner limited.. The best body style of all 4Runners
11 posted on 04/04/2011 9:54:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RushingWater
It’s now huge like a Tundra!

I recently surveyed a new 4Runner and was surprised with the increase in size. I really didn't want a pickup the size of my son's Tundra. I can't speak for the ride. They are built on the truck platform. My wife has a 2009 Highlander that will fill all our SUV needs but sometimes a pickup is handy.

12 posted on 04/04/2011 10:02:47 PM PDT by BaylorDad (I can't always buy American, but when I can, it's not UAW!)
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To: BaylorDad
my 97 just hit 250,000

13 posted on 04/04/2011 10:05:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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San Antonio assembles some darn good Japanese trucks. I’m hoping this problem is over quickly for the workers’ and truck-buyer’s sake.


14 posted on 04/04/2011 10:13:03 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: dragnet2

I have the 2005 4runner... love it. I can fit both a washer and a dryer in the back and still close the hatch.


15 posted on 04/04/2011 10:16:41 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

4Runners are super good vehicles, many get 300k out of them, even more if well maintained...They’re used a lot in severe climates like Alaska, Arizona etc...


16 posted on 04/04/2011 10:32:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Mine still has low mileage, and has been garage-kept its whole life. I fear they’ll ban gasoline cars before it needs replacing.


17 posted on 04/04/2011 11:09:40 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: BaylorDad
I would buy a radioactive Toyota before I would buy anything made buy the UAW...

Me too...

18 posted on 04/05/2011 1:27:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The good news is McDonald’s is hiring 50,000 workers..... /s =.=


19 posted on 04/05/2011 4:59:01 AM PDT by cranked
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To: BaylorDad
I would buy a radioactive Toyota before I would buy anything made buy the UAW

When freepers post statements such as this, you should also let us know where you work.

I'm sure there are Americans who support American industry doing what you do, and I'd like the opportunity to send my business their way instead of yours if the situation arises.

BTW, my UAW-built Ford is better than your toy yoda.

20 posted on 04/05/2011 5:28:53 AM PDT by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul!)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

Blah blah. Fords built in US, Canada, Mexico. Hondas built in US, Japan. WHAT is an American vehicle?

One should buy what is considered best for the dollar spent. For me, that would be Toyota, Mazda, Honda. Union free products are best whenever possible.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 8:34:30 AM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: RoadGumby
Yeah, well you're just not sophisticated enough to understand what is an American vehicle.

A Dodge Ram truck assembled in Mexico from Mexican stampings by a company operated as a subsidiary of Fiat and in which individual Americans can't own stock is American, while a Toyota pickup truck assembled in Texas from American stampings by a company which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and in which Americans are free to own stock is foreign. See?

22 posted on 04/05/2011 9:00:09 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: BaylorDad

Maybe a Ford...


23 posted on 04/05/2011 10:41:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: GOPJ
Maybe a Ford..

Nope. Been there, done that. I have had a Lincoln Cougar XR7, Ford Fairmont, LTD, and a T-Bird. I have also had GMs like a Riviera and Jeeps. There is absolutely no comparison. The Fairmont had a fiber timing gear that disintegrated at 50K

All my vehicles were brand new, either purchased by me or the company I was working for. Like the blind man that was healed by Jesus said "All I know is that I was blind and now I see".

24 posted on 04/05/2011 11:22:11 AM PDT by BaylorDad (I can't always buy American, but when I can, it's not UAW!)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Thank you so much for the use of your time, as I am ever interested in becoming a tad bit more sophisticated.

Could you also expound on the idea of spending my way out of debt? I’d like to go see my bank for a loan. Thanks. ;^)


25 posted on 04/05/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: GOPJ; BaylorDad

Me three.

Just say “NO” to UAW products.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 4:32:29 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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