Georgetown, KY Toyota plant to be idl...

Georgetown, KY Toyota plant to be idle again

There are 487 comments on the WDRB-TV Louisville story from Feb 16, 2010, titled Georgetown, KY Toyota plant to be idle again. In it, WDRB-TV Louisville reports that:

Toyota's assembly plant in Georgetown is one of two that will be idle while the company deals with massive recalls.

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Ken

Bellwood, PA

#22 Feb 21, 2010
noname wrote:
If Toyota shuts down, which it won't, just means more people on welfare. That's what Ky really needs!
I realy dont care about toyota shutting down that assembly plant in ky, It was built with taxpayers money & they dont pay the taxes they should, All the parts are made overseas & shipped to that plant.Now they can feel like the other americans they put out of work.I love it.Freinds dont let friends drive toyotas.
noname

AOL

#23 Feb 21, 2010
You don't have a clue what Toyota has done for Ky. Your mind is still on Pearl Harbor. Right?
Circle T

United States

#24 Feb 21, 2010
elp, some of us respect our ancestors, we remember the past history. If these cars are hurting & killing people, then they need to pay the piper.
noname wrote:
You don't have a clue what Toyota has done for Ky. Your mind is still on Pearl Harbor. Right?
The man

Lexington, KY

#25 Feb 21, 2010
Support Toyota or move out of Scott county.

Since: Oct 08

Cape May, NJ

#26 Feb 21, 2010
Take it to Toyota. Those displaced by Georgetown's downsizing can transfer to West Point in GA and continue their career there building Asian-junk in the U.S.

So long, Toyota.
chevy man

Altoona, PA

#27 Feb 22, 2010
The man wrote:
Support Toyota or move out of Scott county.
I would love to see toyota workers lose thier jobs.Who cares.
liner

Bronx, NY

#28 Feb 22, 2010
chevy man wrote:
<quoted text>I would love to see toyota workers lose thier jobs.Who cares.
Right! So then instead of Toyota supporting them.....YOU'LL be supporting them.(welfare)
Be careful what you wish for.

Since: Oct 08

Cape May, NJ

#29 Feb 22, 2010
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
Right! So then instead of Toyota supporting them.....YOU'LL be supporting them.(welfare)
Be careful what you wish for.
They can be retrained to make donuts or KIAs.

See, a Silver Lining.
liner

Bronx, NY

#30 Feb 22, 2010
Nostromo wrote:
<quoted text>
They can be retrained to make donuts or KIAs.
See, a Silver Lining.
LOL! Would YOU eat a donut made by a laid-off Toyota worker?
wondering

United States

#31 Feb 22, 2010
chevy man wrote:
<quoted text>I would love to see toyota workers lose thier jobs.Who cares.
What kind of person are you. Just because you prefer a different model automobile, you are wishing that hundreds of workers who have families loose their jobs. Everyone says that Toyota ships parts here to assemble the cars right? Well wrong. Some do come from Japan, but the majority of them come fromt third party distrubuters like Johnson Controls. Toyota is good to their employees and at least they have the guts to admitt a mistake which does not happen near as much as other car providers and try to fix it without sweeping it under the rug. You have a right to feel like you do, but keep in mind that jobs are scarce right now and people like me have babies to feed. The government will bail out the big three for shoddy business practices, but attack a company just because it is of foreign orgin when Toyota never ask for the bail out and gives hundreds and thousands of jobs to Americans. Furthermore, Toyota's have been a top quality car maker for years and should get credit for that. Those cars are built by American hands for Americans. I just think you need prayer because to wish that on strangers must mean that you are a loney soul who has suffered bad luck and wish the same on others. Unemployment is running out and so is welfare. Kentucky is known for welfare and drugs throughout the nation as well as backward and closeminded thinking. We are more then that damn it and it is people like you that want to keep us sterotyped forever.

Since: Feb 10

Pikeville

#32 Feb 22, 2010
just a thought to the idiots that want the plant gone....so will your house, Walmart, your restaurants, everything in this town.... Will Close. The town runs on Toyota,and its money from the employees. Without the money from the workers, the businesses will close, and Georgetown will be a ghost town. No you say? well think about this, All the other factorys will close, because they mainly supply products to toyota. Meaning Transfreight-Gone, Johnson Controls- gone, Vuetec- Gone. So with everyone out of work, how are you gonna pay your payments? Oh go back to the way it was before toyoya came? ok do that, But with all the farmland that has been sold off to subdivisions, I doubt ole granpy can pull out his ole rusty tractor, throw in a redman chew and get back to farmin maters. And I dont believe the nice people of Stamping Ground are gonna be so nice to let yall just move right in and start farmin away. Idiots.

Since: Feb 10

Pikeville

#33 Feb 22, 2010
btw a lot of you sound like pissed off people that couldn't make the cut out there, whether you couldn't lay the pills down or weed to pass the drug test, or you were just lazy and they didn't want you. You seem to have a resentment that you now have to make my burgers or look up part numbers for me at Auto Zone. Sorry you didnt get the big bucks and bennifits. Btw if you remember correctly didn't gm have to beg to the United states because they went broke? Oh yeah they flew their private jets in to ASK for a bailout. What an idiot.

Since: Oct 08

Cape May, NJ

#34 Feb 22, 2010
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! Would YOU eat a donut made by a laid-off Toyota worker?
If they weren't aware that they had prepared it especially for me, then yes I would.

They could try their hand at fabricating KIAs but I wouldn't drive a piece of Asian derived garbage. ;-)

Since: Oct 08

Cape May, NJ

#35 Feb 22, 2010
Ben Tackett1 wrote:
just a thought to the idiots that want the plant gone....so will your house, Walmart, your restaurants, everything in this town.... Will Close. The town runs on Toyota,and its money from the employees. Without the money from the workers, the businesses will close, and Georgetown will be a ghost town. No you say? well think about this, All the other factorys will close, because they mainly supply products to toyota. Meaning Transfreight-Gone, Johnson Controls- gone, Vuetec- Gone. So with everyone out of work, how are you gonna pay your payments? Oh go back to the way it was before toyoya came? ok do that, But with all the farmland that has been sold off to subdivisions, I doubt ole granpy can pull out his ole rusty tractor, throw in a redman chew and get back to farmin maters. And I dont believe the nice people of Stamping Ground are gonna be so nice to let yall just move right in and start farmin away. Idiots.
WalMart*, the WalMart* mentality prevalent in this Society is about 50% of the problem in The United States today.
Barbara

San Antonio, TX

#36 Feb 22, 2010
Nostromo wrote:
<quoted text>

"I repeat; Toyota did this to themselves, disillusioned many and left millions of people in-the-lurch."
I completely agree with you.

The past president of Toyota for eight long years, GEORGEaka BUSHismo, must take the blame for the sorry state of affairs Toyota is in.

Shame on GEORGEaka BUSHismo.

At least GEORGEaka BUSHismo is gone. He retired a year ago with very generous company benefits.

No doubt it will take Toyota decades, if ever, to recover from this creep, GEORGEaka BUSHismo.
Anon

Georgetown, KY

#37 Feb 22, 2010
Glad everybody is excited that 100's of people can lose their job! You do realize without Toyota, Georgetown will probably just turn to complete shlt. And yes, plenty of people drive toyota's. So stop trying to have your fake deep south American pride. I'm a ford man myself, but we need this company in our town. If you disagree hope you lose your job. Then you'll be like the rest of Georgetown.
Barbara

United States

#38 Feb 22, 2010
Anon wrote:
Glad everybody is excited that 100's of people can lose their job! You do realize without Toyota, Georgetown will probably just turn to complete shlt. And yes, plenty of people drive toyota's. So stop trying to have your fake deep south American pride. I'm a ford man myself, but we need this company in our town. If you disagree hope you lose your job. Then you'll be like the rest of Georgetown.
Anything named, or associated, with the name GEORGE is naturally going to turn to s**t. What do you expect.

GEORGEtown is just bad karma. Very bad karma.
chevy man

Curwensville, PA

#39 Feb 23, 2010
Anon wrote:
Glad everybody is excited that 100's of people can lose their job! You do realize without Toyota, Georgetown will probably just turn to complete shlt. And yes, plenty of people drive toyota's. So stop trying to have your fake deep south American pride. I'm a ford man myself, but we need this company in our town. If you disagree hope you lose your job. Then you'll be like the rest of Georgetown.
Welcome to the good ole usa.If they didnt build shit they would be woried about thier jobs, Thats the way it is.Like the jap lovers told the united auto workers, to bad so sad.Ha, How does it feel.Iam sleeping good tonight.
chevy man

Bellwood, PA

#40 Feb 23, 2010
ky proud wrote:
<quoted text>they r payng their self cause its goverment owened now. your just a big baby. not to mention a a**hole to.
They don't own Gm & chrysler, That was a loan GM got from the gov,Oh they have been paying back the money right on time,When do you think the banks & insurance companies will star paying back the trillions the lined thier pockets with.Yea GM borrowed 45 billion, But hey they are paying it back.Unlike toyota Gm never had the taxpayers build them assembly plants, With money they didnt have to pay back.I know what you a thinking, But i remember when these jap companies started moving into the USA how the gov gave them grants enough to build the assembly plants,With no local or state taxes for 15 years, Ya the employees pay thiers but not toyota.Hope toyota goes bankrupt.
joyce hgts

Georgetown, KY

#41 Feb 23, 2010
Chevy man it was our tax money down here not you people that dont live in Kentucky so stop acting like it came out of your pocket.GM could have had the same deal as Toyota in KY but they didnt realise it was going to be such a good work force. They stuck with you people up north and in the end they had to be proped up by the FED! So when you talk tax dollars it wasnt your tax dollars.

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