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Toyota to move jobs and marketing headquarters from Torrance to Texas (LAT tries to spin loss)
LA Times ^ | 4/27/14 | Jerry Hirsch and David Undercoffler

Posted on 04/28/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT by jimbo123

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans.

The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put management of Toyota's U.S. business close to where it builds most cars for this market.

North American Chief Executive Jim Lentz is expected to brief employees Monday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Toyota declined to detail its plans. About 5,300 people work at Toyota's Torrance complex. It is unclear how many workers will be asked to move to Texas. The move is expected to take several years.

Toyota has long been a Southern California fixture. Its first U.S. office opened in a closed Rambler dealership in Hollywood in 1957. The site is now a Toyota dealership. In 1958, its first year of sales, Toyota sold just 288 vehicles — 287 Toyopet Crown sedans and one Land Cruiser. Last year, Toyota sold more than 2.2 million vehicles in the U.S.

The U.S. branch picked Los Angeles for its first headquarters because of proximity to the port complex — where it imported cars — and easy airline access to Tokyo. As Toyota grew, it opened its national sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance in 1982. The complex, built where its parts distribution warehouse was once located, now has 2 million square feet of office space. But today, about 75% of the Toyota branded vehicles sold in the U.S. are built in America — many of them at plants in Texas, Mississippi and Kentucky.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: automakers; bluestates; california; exodus; plano; texas; torrance; toyota; youaskedforit; yougotit
LA Times tries to spin loss of 5,300 jobs from Kalifornia to Texas.
1 posted on 04/28/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Wall Street Journal was equally vague.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT by Tugo (22LR = MAD-MAX WORLD CURRENCY)
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To: jimbo123

Can’t Jerry Brown pass a law or sign an order to stop this?

How about the NLRB?

The gubment cant let companies move where they want to get out of their *obligations* to the locals.

Maybe Obama needs to step in/.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 6:35:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: jimbo123

This is even MORE HUGE than appears on paper.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: jimbo123

All of the stories so far say that Toyota is moving jobs, not people.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: jimbo123

Jerry, the harder you squeeze, the more that will slip through your fingers.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:56 AM PDT by stboz
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To: jimbo123

5000 socialists to move to Texas. Better headline.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 6:38:09 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jimbo123

They have certainly improved. I bought a brand new I think Corona back in the I think the 70’s. It was the worst car I have ever had; but a cute one. I had to open up I think the cam and stick in a screw driver then go and turn the ignition over to get it started. The gears would also come loose if I parked it and the car would roll backwards into the street. Many times I came out of a connivence store only to find my car sitting in the street. LOL Never had another one. But, I hear they are good cars now.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 6:39:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: stboz

Indeed

Taxes = Move


9 posted on 04/28/2014 6:43:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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Thread from yesterday if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon;

BREAKING: Sources say Toyota fleeing CA, taking 5,000 jobs to more business-friendly Texas
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3149376/posts


10 posted on 04/28/2014 6:46:06 AM PDT by deport
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To: central_va

5000 socialists to move to Texas.

***********

Maybe a good way to convert them...


11 posted on 04/28/2014 6:47:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: jimbo123

local paper (dallas news) says that they are building a million sq ft building - that is a lot of work space.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 6:48:24 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: freekitty

Did they not have a parking brake?


13 posted on 04/28/2014 6:48:47 AM PDT by deport
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To: central_va

Yes, because as we all know, there are no conservatives in California.

Geez.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 6:50:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: central_va

These are working people, not welfare queens, coming to Texas. The management folks likely include those that helped make the decision to open a new Truck assembly plant in Texas in 2006 and close the California plant in 2010.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 6:52:31 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jimbo123

Bestplaces.net said that the cost of living for employees is 39 percent higher in Torrance than in Plano, and housing costs are 63 percent lower in Plano.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2014/04/27/it-makes-sense-for-toyota-to-leave-california-for-texas/


16 posted on 04/28/2014 6:56:05 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Vaduz

As the Rabbi said, “It won’t be long now.”


17 posted on 04/28/2014 7:00:25 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jimbo123

This on top of all of the other businesses, large and small, that have been moving out for a while now.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 7:01:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Don Corleone

Indeed


19 posted on 04/28/2014 7:05:00 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: jimbo123

I did some work there 8 years ago. The people I worked with were conservative, family-oriented and hard working. One of them confirmed this story last night. Many will stay in California because of family ties. Some may try Nissan, literally right down the road.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 7:08:49 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: HokieMom

Very big, in the shopping center world they would be the anchor tenant.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Dilbert56

I did some work there 8 years ago. The people I worked with were conservative, family-oriented and hard working. One of them confirmed this story last night. Many will stay in California because of family ties. Some may try Nissan, literally right down the road.
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Not sure what’s left of Nissan. They moved their US HQ to Tennessee in 2006. Got to wonder what Honda/Acura is thinking right now. They are in Torrance, as well.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 7:39:13 AM PDT by SixIron (Golf and liberal thinking- life's great frustrations)
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To: jimbo123

I think Gov.Perry has read “Atlas Shrugged” and is trying to turn Texas into “Galt’s Gulch”.


23 posted on 04/28/2014 7:42:45 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: central_va

Can we have an immigration criteria and only take the ones we want?


24 posted on 04/28/2014 7:55:40 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’ve spent a good deal of time in Long Beach and Torrance. Toyota ‘owns’ that place.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 7:58:21 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: jimbo123

Several years, my backside.

They will get out of Dodge ASAP.

Every single day they stay is another day for the California Legislature to devise rules & taxes on those intent on departing.

There already is a bill in committee to TAX ANYONE leaving California....even those who die there.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 8:05:02 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: central_va
5000 socialists to move to Texas.
They'll have plenty of company.
"I Don’t Live in Dallas"
by Jarrod Birmingham"
Well the city’s so big nobody knows where it starts or where it ends
If you’ve got the money you can buy you up a lot of friends
‘Cause they’ll take anybody who drives a nice car
Got a place just for you up in Highland Park
If I don’t ever go there it’ll be all right with me

Chorus
‘Cause I don’t live in Dallas I live in Texas
Where we ain’t got no hockey
And no damn metroplexes
I don’t live in Dallas I live in Texas
And if I don’t ever go there it’ll be alright with me

Now Benny Hinn comes on Sundays everybody’s gonna go sing along
‘Cause they can’t start their football ‘til all wide receivers post bond
You’re a whole buncha yuppies with nothin’ to do
But keep Isuzu in business you all know it’s true
I’d like to sell you to Oklahoma if they could only afford you


27 posted on 04/28/2014 8:15:42 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: HokieMom

Don’t tell the LA Slimes that. BTW, all Liberal California Toyota Employees.... You are not welcome here. Stay out of Texas!!!! Go to North Korea or Cuba!


28 posted on 04/28/2014 8:19:54 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: jimbo123
...... The State of California blatantly ignores the simple law of nature in which things move along "The path of least resistance." They see the tax/producer base shrinking and the cost of government rising. Thus, due to their core Keynesian Economic philosophical beliefs, believe that this necessitates the raising of taxes and fees to increase State revenues.

.... The California government absolutely ignores the reason why businesses and taxpayers are fleeing the state .... IS because of those ever rising taxes and fees that make it unfeasible to do business in the state. Thus following the natural law of the Path of Least Resistance.

29 posted on 04/28/2014 8:29:23 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: dfwgator

“Yes, because as we all know, there are no conservatives in California.

Geez.”

Yeah, Like Ronald Reagan and a bunch of his people who made up the WH staff and filled cabinet positions. Then there’s our good friend Jim Robinson and his staff. Some Freepers need to get a grip! Actually, having large businesses like Toyota leave may ultimately be a good thing for California. It was a much better place to live when there weren’t 35 million people here. Just think about the number of illegal Mexican gardeners who will have to move to Texas just to cut the lawns for 5300 white collar workers! Works for me!


30 posted on 04/28/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: freekitty

Camry fan.


31 posted on 04/28/2014 8:55:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: sickoflibs
I'm surprised the CA politicians haven't tried the “Maryland eminent domain” threat.
32 posted on 04/28/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT by Kegger
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To: sickoflibs

Look for the NTSB to find all 2015 Toyotas have new mysterious ghost acceleration issues and need immediate recall followed by fines.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: jimbo123

The Toyota people that move to Texas will be in for a BIG SURPRISE when they retire. Their ‘friends’ back in Sacramento will come looking for their Income Tax money from their pensions, 401k, and other tax-deferred income.

I heard about that 25 years ago and IMMEDIATELY started planning my move to Texas, which was quickly executed. Something that I NEVER regretted.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 3:26:11 PM PDT by BobL
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To: deport

Of course they did; but not on steep incline or whatever. They were built back then with bubble gum and chicken wire.


35 posted on 04/29/2014 11:19:43 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: onedoug

I hear they are much better now; but stolen a lot.


36 posted on 04/29/2014 11:20:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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