Georgetown, KY Toyota plant to be idle again

Feb 16, 2010 Read more: WDRB-TV Louisville 459

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

Read more
D-DUB

Simpsonville, SC

#401 Apr 20, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not correct,at first it was said that the tires in question were made by by supervisors running the line as replacements after a work action against firestone.When the tires became a recall and the tires started going back to ford it was found the tires in question were mislabeled and manufactured in South America..I'm not sure but I think it was aired on 60 minutes but at that time it was nolonger news.
Here you go wow:
The Firestone and Ford tire controversy was a period of unusually high tire failures on some Ford vehicles.

In May 2000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) contacted Ford and Firestone about the high incidence of tire failure on Ford Explorers, Mercury Mountaineers, and Mazda Navajos fitted with Firestone tires. Ford investigated and found that several models of 15" Firestone tires (ATX, ATX II, and Wilderness AT) had very high failure rates, especially those made at Firestone's Decatur, Illinois plant. This was one of the leading factors to the closing of the Decatur plant.[1]

Joan Claybrook, who was the president of the public advocacy group Public Citizen and previously an Administrator of the NHTSA, stated before the Transportation Subcommittee United States Senate Committee on Appropriations on September 6, 2000, that, "there was a documented coverup by Ford and Firestone of the 500 defect". Also Clarence Ditlow; Executive Director for the Centre for Auto Safety in his statement before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington DC, September 20, 2000[2] stated "Emerging Information shows that both Ford and Firestone had early knowledge of tread separation in Firestone Tires fitted to Ford Explorer vehicles but at no point informed the NHTSA of their findings".

The Ford Explorer was first offered for sale in March 1990. Ford internal documents show the company engineers recommended changes to the vehicle design after it rolled over in company tests prior to introduction, but other than a few minor changes, the suspension and track width were not changed. Instead, Ford, which sets the specifications for the manufacture of its tires, decided to remove air from the tires, lowering the recommended psi to 26. The maximum pressure stamped into the sidewall of the tire was 35psi; however tires should only be inflated to the pressure listed by the vehicle's manufacturer.
D-DUB

Simpsonville, SC

#402 Apr 20, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not correct,at first it was said that the tires in question were made by by supervisors running the line as replacements after a work action against firestone.When the tires became a recall and the tires started going back to ford it was found the tires in question were mislabeled and manufactured in South America..I'm not sure but I think it was aired on 60 minutes but at that time it was nolonger news.
Here's more info wow. You're obviously talking out of your ass:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8...
wow

Benet Lake, WI

#403 Apr 21, 2010
D-DUB wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's more info wow. You're obviously talking out of your ass:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8...
Maybe you need to read it.Very few problems with the Goodyear tires.All their problems were with jap owned firestone.If you keep looking you'll find many articles which will make you feel toyota and jap owned firestone can do no wrong.Maybe i'm wrong but I but I don't think a company from a country who buy's very little from the US should pass the blame on American workers,media or the people who use their products.With the amount of problems Toyota and other jap products have had it's becoming clear quality control isn't on the top of their list,funny how companies like Edmunds would never say any bad about them
wow

Benet Lake, WI

#404 Apr 21, 2010
Don't worry dub,when sales tumble toyota will close other plants to keep the people working in japland.CA wont be the first.
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#405 Apr 22, 2010
Your all a bunch of DUMBASSES!!!!!!!
resident

Lexington, KY

#406 Apr 24, 2010
To JoJo58 no I worked their for 10yrs. Finally saw the light and took the buy-out 2 yrs ago. And have never been happier. I have a better job and with better pay.
D-DUB

Simpsonville, SC

#407 Apr 27, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you need to read it.Very few problems with the Goodyear tires.All their problems were with jap owned firestone.If you keep looking you'll find many articles which will make you feel toyota and jap owned firestone can do no wrong.Maybe i'm wrong but I but I don't think a company from a country who buy's very little from the US should pass the blame on American workers,media or the people who use their products.With the amount of problems Toyota and other jap products have had it's becoming clear quality control isn't on the top of their list,funny how companies like Edmunds would never say any bad about them
Your original argument was that these tires weren't made in the US - I merely posted the article to show you that they were - again - you are talking out of your ass!! Read the article again!!

Since: May 09

Belvidere, IL

#408 Apr 28, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you need to read it.Very few problems with the Goodyear tires.All their problems were with jap owned firestone.If you keep looking you'll find many articles which will make you feel toyota and jap owned firestone can do no wrong.Maybe i'm wrong but I but I don't think a company from a country who buy's very little from the US should pass the blame on American workers,media or the people who use their products.With the amount of problems Toyota and other jap products have had it's becoming clear quality control isn't on the top of their list,funny how companies like Edmunds would never say any bad about them
You will find that the Firestone tires were made at the Firestone plant in Decatur,IL
Player

United States

#409 Apr 28, 2010
Rednecks
Mental floss man

North Jackson, OH

#410 Jun 15, 2010
crazy man wrote:
And again, and again, soon it will be gone into the twilight zone. BYE-BYE
You are a crazy man because it's now June and this plant is busier than ever assembling quality long lasting vehicles!
billy

United States

#411 Jun 15, 2010
Mental floss man wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a crazy man because it's now June and this plant is busier than ever assembling quality long lasting vehicles!
then why are you making less than you did five years ago? ur a fool for taking up for that place when they treat u like a shiz! they luv u dumb ky boys. lol
Hinoid

United States

#412 Jun 18, 2010
Truck sales are solid and the Corolas are coming to MS. Stories of our demise appear greatly exagerated.
trouble

Suitland, MD

#413 Feb 9, 2011
To Kens DUMB ASS!! Get your facts strait...... toyota paid for this plant out of pocket DUMMY!! As far as tax paying we pay scott county and g-town taxes DUMMY! Do your home work.. last time I checked Toyota camry is made by more American parts than Ford and Chevy DUMMY!!! Don't believe me google it!! Toyota uses more AMERICAN suppliers than Ford & Chevy!!! Why would you want to destroy AMERICAN JOBS DUMMY!!!
R U SERIOUS

Suitland, MD

#414 Feb 9, 2011
Wow
disillusioned

Miamisburg, OH

#415 Feb 9, 2011
Nostromo wrote:
<quoted text>
No one here will mention it. We're too busy revelling in the embarrassment, the imminent ruin, of Toyota.
Tell this to the millions of American workers in assembly plants, parts plants, dealerships, etc of foreign owned car companies. American owned companies have built plants all over the world. So why not foreign plants here? We are a world economy, like it or not.
The car companies will rise and fall based on the performance and reliability of their products. Toyota had a major setback, but they are too successful to fold up and play dead. There are millions of repeat buyers who will keep them going.
That said, I am glad that Ford and GM have greatly improved their quality. Competition leads to better products.
yep

Richmond, KY

#416 Feb 9, 2011
LOL... who cares!
joyce hgts wrote:
Class act!!! F**k you - that's what people say when they have no intelligent come back. I agree with you that they should be paying back the loans. We are not discussing the banks. We are discussing Toyota and how the Federal Government is abusing their power. There was never this much investigation into Ford and they had the deadliest recall ever!!!!!

Since: May 09

Belvidere, IL

#417 Feb 9, 2011
trouble wrote:
To Kens DUMB ASS!! Get your facts strait...... toyota paid for this plant out of pocket DUMMY!! As far as tax paying we pay scott county and g-town taxes DUMMY! Do your home work.. last time I checked Toyota camry is made by more American parts than Ford and Chevy DUMMY!!! Don't believe me google it!! Toyota uses more AMERICAN suppliers than Ford & Chevy!!! Why would you want to destroy AMERICAN JOBS DUMMY!!!
And when you buy a TOYOTA you send your money to JAPAN. SOOOOOOOOO YOU ARE PAYING TO TEACH THERE KIDS FIX THERE HIWAYS & HELP THERE TRADE & HURT THE U.S.
Thought

United States

#418 Feb 10, 2011
Yeah, and you are also putting millions into the pockets of AMERICANS who build and assembly toyotas in North America. I personally love my paycheck I recieve from Toyota. I would also point out that during the recent economic crisis when most of the Toyota plants were idle not 1 full time team member was laid off or did they ever go without a paycheck. For the folks who will point out NUMMI...remember GM pulled out first and left everyone to suffer. The plant was simply too large and inefficient to continue operating alone. 1 last thing...the best scientist at NASA could not find fault with our electronics....so the witch hunt ends...
liner

Hicksville, NY

#419 Feb 10, 2011
beerhunter wrote:
<quoted text>
And when you buy a TOYOTA you send your money to JAPAN. SOOOOOOOOO YOU ARE PAYING TO TEACH THERE KIDS FIX THERE HIWAYS & HELP THERE TRADE & HURT THE U.S.
Oh stop already with that old saw.....the profits go to the stockholders of the company and they're NOT all in Japan. If you have a 401K or an IRA and invest in any international equities, you may be a stockholder of T yourself. Are you Japanese?

Since: May 09

Belvidere, IL

#420 Feb 10, 2011
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh stop already with that old saw.....the profits go to the stockholders of the company and they're NOT all in Japan. If you have a 401K or an IRA and invest in any international equities, you may be a stockholder of T yourself. Are you Japanese?
Where is the WORLD HQ for TOYOTA JAPAN THEY GET THE PROFITS FIRST THEN EVERYBODY. ELSE. SO who kids are smarter the jap kids or the kids from the U.S. Lets see your kids get c's & d's THEY A's

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Georgetown Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Poll Pro Union 4 TMMK (Oct '10) 1 hr stop complaining 186
A child died this morning. 1 hr PILLBILLY 10
Cops 1 hr totally agree 4
securitas (Nov '09) 6 hr FED UP 27
Kelly Services Tmmk (Nov '11) 6 hr go big blue 841
Concept Packaging 20 hr wondering 1
Vaccinations 23 hr unbelievable 7

Flood Warning for Scott County was issued at April 01 at 5:24PM EDT

More from around the web

Georgetown People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]