Toyota looking for high-volume Prius assembly in U.S. by 2015

Apr 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Autoblog

Rumors that Toyota would some day build the Prius in the U.S. have bounced around for years, with a location in Mississippi often being cited as the most likely candidate.

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GMCman

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It will be Mississippi; because those southern states are famous for their a**kissing to the foreign companies to build in their states. They will be offering all kinds of Tax Breaks,etc.

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GMCman wrote:
It will be Mississippi; because those southern states are famous for their a**kissing to the foreign companies to build in their states. They will be offering all kinds of Tax Breaks,etc.
Rather it will be in a Right to Work State. You might think twice about knocking the Southern USA, we buy plenty of those GMC products, certainly more than Pa. does.
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JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Rather it will be in a Right to Work State. You might think twice about knocking the Southern USA, we buy plenty of those GMC products, certainly more than Pa. does.
Better, one would think, to locate somewhere in the good old USA than like a lot of US companies do--move to Mexico!

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It makes sound business since to build factories in Mexico.
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It makes sound business since to build factories in Mexico.
If Mexico doesn't solve their drug problem soon, I see them devolving into a third world country within 10 years.
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JJFADS wrote:
It makes sound business since to build factories in Mexico.
I would tend to disagree.
Mexico might have seemed attractive in the past, but 5 years down the road, that could change.
Businesses operating there now have learned the hard way that there are some serious downsides associated with that strategy.
In my opinion it makes far more business sense to find ways to become more competitive in your own country, so as to nullify the advantage of relocating somewhere with lower wages.
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Liner wrote:
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If Mexico doesn't solve their drug problem soon, I see them devolving into a third world country within 10 years.
Mexico isn't the cause of the problem.
It has much more to do with customers for the drugs.
Cut the demand, and the problem goes away.
And you've got three guesses where the demand is!!
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Proud Canadian wrote:
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Mexico isn't the cause of the problem.
It has much more to do with customers for the drugs.
Cut the demand, and the problem goes away.
And you've got three guesses where the demand is!!
Yes, we know who the customers are, but the Mexican authorities(the government)has proven to be incapable of dealing with the problem, so, yes, that's going to be the determining factor in which, if any, industries will remain in Mexico.
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Liner wrote:
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Yes, we know who the customers are, but the Mexican authorities(the government)has proven to be incapable of dealing with the problem, so, yes, that's going to be the determining factor in which, if any, industries will remain in Mexico.
Their drug issue isn't going to stop the current business exodus from USA and Canada. It has little or no effect on operations there. It really doesn't affect decisions much, because where the major industrial centres are, the drug problems aren't.
Future economics will become the critical success factor.
Mexico is fast becoming a solid player in World economics.
Cheap labour is their selling point for the present, but the rapidly growing middle class there will put that to an end in a few short years.
We live there for 3 months every year---you have no idea how much wealth is there, and how quickly things are changing.
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Mexico is fast becoming a solid player in World economics.
That is funny.
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Root wrote:
<quoted text>That is funny.
It's also true.
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Root wrote:
<quoted text>That is funny.
You laugh about Mexico's economic status in the world.
That's a classic example of ingnorance being bliss.
You would be wise to do some research before dismissing my comments so flippantly.
Here's an excerpt from Moody's....

"The economy of Mexico is the 13th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th by purchasing power, according to the World Bank. For the past decade, administrations have improved the country's macroeconomic fundamentals. Mexico was not significantly influenced by the recent 2008 American crisis, and maintained positive, although low, rates of growth after a brief period of stagnation in 2001. Moody's (in March 2010) and Fitch IBCA (in January 2011) issued investment-grade ratings for Mexico's sovereign debt. In spite of its unprecedented macroeconomic stability, which has reduced inflation and interest rates to record lows and has increased per capita income, some gaps still remain between the urban and the rural population, the northern and southern states, and the rich and the poor. Some of the government's recent initiatives include the upgrade of infrastructure, the modernization of the tax system and labor laws, and the reduction of income inequality.........."
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Proud Canadian wrote:
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Their drug issue isn't going to stop the current business exodus from USA and Canada. It has little or no effect on operations there. It really doesn't affect decisions much, because where the major industrial centres are, the drug problems aren't.
Future economics will become the critical success factor.
Mexico is fast becoming a solid player in World economics.
Cheap labour is their selling point for the present, but the rapidly growing middle class there will put that to an end in a few short years.
We live there for 3 months every year---you have no idea how much wealth is there, and how quickly things are changing.
OK, I will defer to you as all I know is what I read in the press.
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OK, I will defer to you as all I know is what I read in the press.
Since when is anything in the press truthful?
There's only one principle the press adheres to---"If it bleeds, it reads".

Example:
While we were in Puerto Vallarta this winter, there was a widespread (all across the US and Canada) media report about an alledged robbery of a tour bus by a group of armed bandits--this supposedly happened about 10 miles from where we lived.
We have a friend who runs a big contract security service there who knew the real story---not the one reported in the media.
What actually happened was this---a drunken male stood in the middle of the road and stopped a tour bus with about 30 people in it.
The tour guide got off the bus to ask the drunk to step out of the way, and the guy (an American by the way) got aggressive and made threatening remarks about beating up the tour guide and some tourists in the bus.
Needless to say, police were called and the "Armed Robber" (not!) was hauled off to the police drunk tank to spend the night.
End of story---but it made headlines for a week afterward as another example of Mexico's drug problems.
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Proud Canadian wrote:
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Since when is anything in the press truthful?
There's only one principle the press adheres to---"If it bleeds, it reads".
Example:
While we were in Puerto Vallarta this winter, there was a widespread (all across the US and Canada) media report about an alledged robbery of a tour bus by a group of armed bandits--this supposedly happened about 10 miles from where we lived.
We have a friend who runs a big contract security service there who knew the real story---not the one reported in the media.
What actually happened was this---a drunken male stood in the middle of the road and stopped a tour bus with about 30 people in it.
The tour guide got off the bus to ask the drunk to step out of the way, and the guy (an American by the way) got aggressive and made threatening remarks about beating up the tour guide and some tourists in the bus.
Needless to say, police were called and the "Armed Robber" (not!) was hauled off to the police drunk tank to spend the night.
End of story---but it made headlines for a week afterward as another example of Mexico's drug problems.
I reasearched your problem and found the faulty reporting came from the Mexican newspapers El Norte and La Jornada.
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Love and Happiness wrote:
<quoted text>I reasearched your problem and found the faulty reporting came from the Mexican newspapers El Norte and La Jornada.
That is a lie.
Furthermore, you don't speak, read, or understand Spanish.
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Proud Canadian wrote:
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That is a lie.
Furthermore, you don't speak, read, or understand Spanish.
I do and it is not a lie.
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Proud Canadian wrote:
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You laugh about Mexico's economic status in the world.
That's a classic example of ingnorance being bliss.
You would be wise to do some research before dismissing my comments so flippantly.
Here's an excerpt from Moody's....
"The economy of Mexico is the 13th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th by purchasing power, according to the World Bank. For the past decade, administrations have improved the country's macroeconomic fundamentals. Mexico was not significantly influenced by the recent 2008 American crisis, and maintained positive, although low, rates of growth after a brief period of stagnation in 2001. Moody's (in March 2010) and Fitch IBCA (in January 2011) issued investment-grade ratings for Mexico's sovereign debt. In spite of its unprecedented macroeconomic stability, which has reduced inflation and interest rates to record lows and has increased per capita income, some gaps still remain between the urban and the rural population, the northern and southern states, and the rich and the poor. Some of the government's recent initiatives include the upgrade of infrastructure, the modernization of the tax system and labor laws, and the reduction of income inequality.........."
Meh call me when they get traffic signals.
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Love and Happiness wrote:
<quoted text>I do and it is not a lie.
Your response is an outright lie.
In another thread, you asked for examples of your aberrent conduct---your lie about this incident is just that--a classic example.
The newspapers you quoted are hundreds of miles away from the area in question and the issue didn't appear in them or any other Mexican newspaper; they are 100% Spanish (and you also lied about speaking Spanish); and finally, the media release was entirely within the USA ,not Mexico. Oh yes, and it began with a tourist seeking 15 minutes of fame, not a newspaper.
Next time, pick an issue you know something about and quit lying.
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Root wrote:
<quoted text>Meh call me when they get traffic signals.
I can, and I will.
But you don't have the guts to post your phone number.
Why?
Three guesses---and the first two don't count!

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