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Toyota to Halt Output in N. America after Japan Quake
Jiji Press ^ | 04/09/11

Posted on 04/09/2011 8:30:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Toyota to Halt Output in N. America after Japan Quake

New York, April 8 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday it will suspend vehicle production at 13 of its 14 North American plants due to disruptions in Japanese-made parts and component supplies caused by the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.

The 13 plants will stop operations for four to five days in the April 15-25 period, the top Japanese automaker said. Production plans for April 26 and beyond have not been decided yet.

(2011/04/09-13:21)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; earthquake; factoryclosure; japanearthquake; manufacturing; parts; toyota

1 posted on 04/09/2011 8:30:19 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/09/2011 8:31:19 AM 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

Probably a smart move for the nation of Japan. Not so good for us. I suppose Obama will blame the Tea Party.


3 posted on 04/09/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It is reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer this morning that the most popular purchased vehicle in the area is the Ford F-150 truck. For automobiles, the Toyota Camry ranks first and the Toyoda Corolla ranks second.
4 posted on 04/09/2011 8:35:21 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Having spent a number of years in heavy industry, I recall that we went out of our way to arrange for backup suppliers of every item possibly needed in case one had an extended strike, fire or any disruption of flow. And with the advent of just in time inventory it became even more important. If Toyota is ceasing USA manufacturing it must be cause of shortsightedness on the part of Japanese leadership.

It must be the hari-kari mentality. But in the meanwhile American workers suffer.

5 posted on 04/09/2011 8:45:16 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bring the factories here. Pronto. Even if the Japanese factories were not damaged, they are rationing power, and the government is giving preference to residential power consumers over factories. We have power, so pack those factories up and move them here.


6 posted on 04/09/2011 8:45:30 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Freudian slip of Soetiro’s tongue when he mentioned “trade ins”, perhaps?

Get those Volt sales up, right?


7 posted on 04/09/2011 8:48:13 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: elpadre

They stopped just in time a few years ago, they do kaizen now.


8 posted on 04/09/2011 8:51:29 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It is going to be a while for the Japanese to recover from that particular quake,it will affect any country doing business with them.


9 posted on 04/09/2011 9:01:06 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I hope Ford picks up their market share.


10 posted on 04/09/2011 9:02:19 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: elpadre

Toyota violates their own rules about long supply lines by purchasing parts in Japan.


11 posted on 04/09/2011 9:04:32 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Netizen

Kaizen and JIT are not even related concepts.


12 posted on 04/09/2011 9:05:49 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yeah I know. Hubby got it wrong. But, the company he works for informs their employees incorrectly.


13 posted on 04/09/2011 9:09:01 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Still think they are now made in America, by Americans??


14 posted on 04/09/2011 9:11:37 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Rappini

Support Ford, support the UAW. Keep Unions growing above all else!


15 posted on 04/09/2011 9:13:40 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Already posted and discussed 4-5 days ago...

=8-)


16 posted on 04/09/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Still think they are now made in America, by Americans??”

My first thought too.


17 posted on 04/09/2011 9:23:34 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Nationwide:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/top-10/top-10-best-selling-vehicles-for-2010.html

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for 2010

1. Ford F-150
Numbers of units sold: 391,219

2. Toyota Camry
Numbers of units sold: 313,212

3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Numbers of units sold: 288,924

4. Honda Accord
Numbers of units sold: 282,530

5. Honda Civic
Numbers of units sold: 252,882

6. Toyota Corolla
Numbers of units sold: 247,032

7. Nissan Altima
Numbers of units sold: 222,553

8. Honda CR-V
Numbers of units sold: 203,714

9. Ford Fusion
Numbers of units sold: 198,403

10. Chevrolet Malibu
Numbers of units sold: 198,365


18 posted on 04/09/2011 9:39:55 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story.jsp?section=top&subject=ami&story=amMade0710

By Kelsey Mays, Cars.com

What Are the Top American-Made Cars?

Cars.com’s American-Made Index rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. Factors include sales, where the car’s parts come from and whether the car is assembled in the U.S. We disqualify models with a domestic parts content rating below 75 percent, models built exclusively outside the U.S. or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S.-built successor.

1. Toyota Camry Georgetown, Ky.;
Lafayette, Ind.
2. Honda Accord Marysville, Ohio;
Lincoln, Ala. —
3. Ford Escape Kansas City, Mo. —
4. Ford Focus Wayne, Mich. —
5. Chevrolet Malibu Kansas City, Kan.
6. Honda Odyssey Lincoln, Ala. 4
7. Dodge Ram 1500 Warren, Mich. —
8. Toyota Tundra San Antonio
9. Jeep Wrangler Toledo, Ohio —
10. Toyota Sienna Princeton, Ind.


19 posted on 04/09/2011 9:49:38 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I have a 4runner and a RAV4. I hope I don’t need parts anytime soon.


20 posted on 04/09/2011 9:51:02 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

This just shows haw ignorant obama is. If you trade in a gas guzzler someone’s going to buy it. It’s not going to take it off the street. The Cash For Clunkers didn’t take many off the street either. I’m sure they were wholesaled out and someone is driving them today.


21 posted on 04/09/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: elpadre; TigerLikesRooster

I am surprised as well that they don’t have some sort of alternate supply sourcing strategy - most all major manufacturers have this ability. Which also makes me wonder how much of the Toyota brand still relied on Japanese production. I’m curious to know if they are operating in a “protectionist” mentality where they are not using foreign, lower wage sources of components as is happening in the U.S.


22 posted on 04/09/2011 9:58:19 AM PDT by visually_augmented (I was blind, but now I see)
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To: jjotto

And with gas topping $4 a gallon, I would bet the F-150 and Silverado are going to see major reductions in sales...


23 posted on 04/09/2011 10:05:03 AM PDT by visually_augmented (I was blind, but now I see)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
It is reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer this morning that the most popular purchased vehicle in the area is the Ford F-150 truck.

The F-150 is not only the most popular, it's the biggest seller in American *history*.

24 posted on 04/09/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
... the most popular purchased vehicle in the area is the Ford F-150 truck. For automobiles, the Toyota Camry ranks first and the Toyoda Corolla ranks second.

I love my as-yet-to-be-produced all electric vehicle which seats five, is air-conditioned, and will go 100,000 miles between 15 minute recharges. It easily recharges almost anywhere at the abundant solar-powered recharge stations. They will be made by the UAW to assure the highest quality and a warranty won't be necessary, they will be indestructible.

I get all goose-pimpily just thinking about it. I'll be glad when they make them.

25 posted on 04/09/2011 12:22:55 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government!)
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To: Terry Mross

Yes it does.

You’re right, I highly doubt all of “the clunkers” ended up on the scrapheap. Just another waste of money...but whatelse does the idiot-in-chief know how to do?


26 posted on 04/09/2011 1:15:58 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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