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Old 12-16-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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I don't think its really affected this area. Of course sales are down, but most of the auto plants left Massachusetts decades ago.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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We have a Toyota truck plant here in San Antonio. Production has been cut by half and a shift eliminated until spring, but no employees have been laid-off. Instead, the idled shift workers are being put to work on internal continuous improvement (kaizin) projects and loaned out for community-service work... all on Toyota's nickel.
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I know a guy that works at Toyota's Camry/ Avalon/ Solara/ Venza plant in Georgetown KY. He said they will still be working in January, although no cars will be made. They will be cleaning the plant and preparing the factory's garden for spring planting. Anytime you make more begonias than Camry's that's not a good sign
Does this tell anyone Toyota is probably betting on the failure of the Big 3? Who would know better than they? Nobody avoids layoffs by mandating horticulture and community service.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Does this tell anyone Toyota is probably betting on the failure of the Big 3? Who would know better than they? Nobody avoids layoffs by mandating horticulture and community service.
Yeah but their numbers are WAY down as well as the big three. Down almost 1/3 last month compared to a year ago. Toyota halts U.S. Prius project - Automotive News (http://www.autonews.com/article/20081215/ANA01/812150248/1176 - broken link)
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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We have a Toyota truck plant here in San Antonio. Production has been cut by half and a shift eliminated until spring, but no employees have been laid-off. Instead, the idled shift workers are being put to work on internal continuous improvement (kaizin) projects and loaned out for community-service work... all on Toyota's nickel.
This was how the Big 3's Jobs Bank program was actually supposed to work..........
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here in Atlanta problems really started about over a year ago. Ford closed their plant in South Atlanta (Hapeville) that had been producing the the Ford Taurus, at one time America's most popular car. While just north of Atlanta in Doraville GM shut down their plant their after stopping production of minivans there. Ofcourse this resulted in parts producers through out the state closing down or laying off.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Looks like my old employer is laying off again..........11:50 am: Delphi Packard announces layoffs - News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Tribune Chronicle - Warren, OH
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Mill to lay off 600 workers - News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Tribune Chronicle - Warren, OH
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