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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Building Vehicles in the U.S.

Jim Williams' is confused in Mixed messages, March 23, 2005
Recently I pulled into the car wash to get my car washed. I noticed in front of me a car with a Bush/Cheney sticker on it. On the other side another sticker said "Keep America Strong, Buy American Products." Then I watched her drive away in her Toyota.
I guess Mr. Williams' is unaware that Toyota has been manufacturing vehicles in the U.S. since 1986. Their first plant was in Fremont, California. Currently, eight Toyota cars and trucks are built in the U.S. including Avalon, Camry, Camry Solara, Corolla, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra.

From the Toyota web site:
“From California to West Virginia, our more than 21,000 team members and 500 suppliers work together to build the quality vehicles you see on the road today. Last year alone, Toyota U.S. manufacturing plants built more than one million vehicles and purchased over $22 billion worth of parts, materials and goods and services from North American businesses - including vehicle parts and components from 35 U.S. states.”
Perhaps Mr. William's needs to do a little research before casting aspersions on the Bush administration and Japanese car manufactures.

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