Toyota Announces US Manufacturing Changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is adjusting its U.S.
manufacturing operations to meet customer demands for smaller, more
fuel-efficient vehicles.
The Japanese automaker said Thursday it will start producing the
hybrid Prius in the U.S. for the first time at a plant it is
building in Blue Springs, Miss. Production will begin in 2010.
The company also says it will suspend production of the Toyota
Tundra at its San Antonio truck plant for three months starting
Aug. 8 because of declining demand.
Toyota plans to stop producing the Tundra at a plant in
Princeton, Ind., this spring. That plant now will make the
Highlander SUV.
Toyota says workers who build its trucks in San Antonio will
stay on the job through the shutdown.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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