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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:58 PM
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Toyota Will Shut Down All Of Its North American Factories Due To Shortages In Japan
Source: Business Insider

"Toyota just announced it will shut down all of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan.

This is a temporary shutdown, which will affect about 25,000 workers. The length of the shutdown is unknown and depends on how fast Japanese parts factories can get back in operation, spokesman Mike Gross told the AP.

Toyota gets about 15 percent of its parts from Japan.

Last month GM's Shreveport plant was shutdown temporarily due to troubles in Japan......."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/toyota-north-america-fac...
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:00 PM
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1. If necessary, I hope they can eventually manufacture those parts here. . .
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:01 PM
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2. Gosh, if only there were some people in the US willing to manufacture these parts.
But where would we find a supply of labor to do such a thing?

Hmm.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:28 PM
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6. Labor shortages can be such a downer on economic recovery.
Surly, or whatever you name is, this should be a great opportunity to move some jobs back into this country. Or at the very least why they should be in this country in the first place.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:16 PM
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15. Thanks for shedding light on how illegal immigration affects Japanese car manufacturing
plants in the US when their supply chain is disrupted by a disaster. Too bad we can't isolate ourselves from the problems others have, isn't it? :(
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Hestia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:05 PM
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3. Don't you just feel all warm and tingly over the April Jobs Numbers?
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:08 PM
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4. That sucks for everyone. I'm sorry to hear this but totally understand the
problem.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:25 PM
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5. Recommend
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:30 PM
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8. I hope my Camry doesn't break down or need repairs.
Fingers crossed!
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:37 PM
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9. not all bad news...
I guess not everyone read the good news that McDonald's is holding a job fair and can single-handedly take up the slack. :sarcasm:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:50 PM
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10. But McDonalds is hiring!!!11!!
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:07 PM
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12. Time to dump the Rav4
Can't say I mind, I can't drive stick anyway. :shrug:
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:51 PM
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13. American workers stand ready to make the needed parts
Just place the order and they will get it done.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:20 PM
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16. I'm sure all of the manufacturers will be pleased to hear that
especially Ford. You may even be able to corner the world market on metallic paint pigment.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:05 PM
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14. you can bet that Honda, and all the other japnese brands will be following suit
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:52 AM
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17. Taxing GE's executives at a rate higher than a busboy's would be unfair and class warfare.
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 06:53 AM by No Elephants
And, Lord knows, no one wants class warfare, especially big business executives.

But, why am I posting about the fairness of taxing the rich on a thread about radioactive fish?

Er, I mean, why am I posting about the fairness of taxing the rich on a thread about iodine in the sea?

Er, I mean why am I posting about the fairness of taxing the rich on a thread about Toyota shutting down all of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan?

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