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Toyota Launches Tacoma Production In San Antonio

TexasBusiness.com reports:  Production of the Tacoma pickup truck began last month   at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas  Inc.    The $100 million investment boosts total investment to $1.4 billion. 

Tacoma's production move to TMMTX was announced a year ago and adds 1,000 jobs. Today, over 2,800 team members are employed at TMMTX and the plant is fully positioned to ramp up Toyota's pickup truck production for the American market. 

 “The San Antonio plant has shown a great deal of resilience during the recession and is fully prepared to ramp-up Tacoma production,” said TMMTX president Chris Nielsen in a prepared statement.  “By building Tacoma in Texas, we are able to consolidate pickup truck production in the United States under one roof, allowing us to fully utilize the plant's capacity.”

During the economic downturn, TMMTX was one of several Toyota plants impacted by poor sales.  However, TMMTX retained its workforce instead of laying off.

 Toyota established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants, including one under construction.