MEXICO: Toyota to build Tacoma truck in new plant
Toyota plans to assemble Tacoma pickup trucks at its new manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Baja California, investing $US140 million in this plant, with a workforce of 460 when vehicle assembly begins in 2005. Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) will have the capacity to build approximately 20,000 Tacoma pickup trucks annually. In addition, the plant will have the capacity to make approximately 170,000 Tacoma truck beds to be used at TMMBC and New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) -- a joint venture plant in Fremont, California, co-owned by Toyota and General Motors. TMMBC operations will include welding, paint and assembly.
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