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Japanese brands rush to add N. American plants

Detroit Free Press -- Japanese automakers are building new North American assembly plants at a breakneck pace to regain lost U.S. market share and reduce their dependence on a homeland that's become prohibitively costly.

Japan's dwindling work force and seemingly endless recession provide more reasons for automakers to move work offshore.

"Five years ago, nobody expected this kind of manufacturing shift to North America," said Haig Stoddard, WardsAuto analyst. "Replacement of Japanese imports with North American production is the main driver."

Hundreds of thousands more Japanese-brand vehicles will be built in North America by 2014. German automakers are also expanding in the U.S. and Mexico.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see some Japanese manufacturers virtually cease vehicle production in Japan" over the ..


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Submitted Nov 25, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:24:43 PM


Really good news for the unemployment rate. Thanks for posting!
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:53:20 PM

Some good news for a change.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:55:42 AM

?
Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:46:39 AM

One way to increase the "Made in USA" label.
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:01:18 AM

This is going to be very $$$$
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:00:56 AM

Gotta be better quality than the Chinese stuff
southrob
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:49 PM

dhan for cheap prices
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:31 PM

cool
ampinoy13
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:53:51 PM

Of course they look at the US and Mexico. Labor costs are much cheaper than in Japan.
wang91554
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:53:48 PM

non-union, which is cheaper than the big 3, and cheaper than they have it back in Japan. Why not?
RickF350
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:51:18 PM

Um..Good for Mexico..
CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:49:00 PM

Send em all back to Tokyo.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:46:47 PM

Guess everything is cyclical
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:45:55 PM

ok
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:40 PM

MaiTai's... what are you rambling about... facts are the Japanese don't have to hire UNION workers... which have made American Autos priced higher than they should be. Time to get rid of the unions and get Americans back to work and American Auto companies more than, just getting by!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:23 PM

Faster to market than "a slow boat from China (Japan)".
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:10 PM

These companies are not union friendly, RepubliCons will like this setup?
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:41:17 PM

Hey, made in America.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:37:43 PM

The unused auto manufacturing capacity will be transitioned to the manufacture of walkers and adult diapers -the demand for which is expected to increase exponentially in the next few years. This is the reward for Japanese cultural Xenophobia and consequent nil emigration rate. OTOH, the domestic manufacture of hand-painted little umbrellas for Mai-Tais will likely get a little bump by the increase in the number of retirees in the nursing homes ...

[Edited by: LiquidGold2011 at 11/25/2012 11:38:55 PM EST]
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CPSGAS1815 I AGREE 100%
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:34:32 PM

Great.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:32:59 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:29:33 PM

more jobs for right to work states
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:28:48 PM

ugghh
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:28:31 PM

Another job creating process.
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As a Michigan resident we need jobs badly. Our State Government has been asleep at the wheel and if they do not get their act together they will find themselves out of office.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:27:10 PM

These companies are not union friendly will Obama like this setup?
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:26:30 PM

you didn't think they would give up would they!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:25:32 PM

maybe they want health and pension plans
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:25:28 PM

Good news.
knot2swift
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:24:13 PM

The Japs seem stupid.

They should look at China and India to build their cars. With over 2,500 million people in China and India, why bother with the US with only slightly over 310 million?
scott121
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:23:36 PM

more auto jobs =)
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:21:31 PM

I see both sides to this story...
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Build, baby, build!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:19:16 PM

And if we have cheap energy then more companies will take a hard look at building their next plant here. To bad our President wants our energy prices to "Skyrocket!"
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:16:14 PM

Wow, that is a huge shift if it happens as they say.

Southwest Ohio and Western Ohio do a lot of business with Japan based companies. Ford and GM once were dominant but not now.

Japanese machine tool builders have replaced American as the latter have been driven out of business in all but high-end highly engineered products.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:15:38 PM


Great news, I like the shoe to be one the other foot! Naysayers go away!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:13:12 PM

Good and bad news...
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Mercenaries
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:59:21 PM

more jobs good
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More jobs here is a good thing.
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If it will create new jobs here & put Americans back to work, I'm all for it!!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:55:53 PM

Hopefully this means more jobs in USA...
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:55:40 PM

Great news.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:54:00 PM

Makes financial sense
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:52:27 PM

Not sure about this.
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:52:15 PM

wow,, back in the 80's american companys were afraid of japanese take over with inports. guess they didn't think about them coming over and building them.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:51:37 PM

Insourcing?
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:49:41 PM

More union's will die as obama second term start's, with the on going Recession!
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No unions.
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kEEP THE UNIONS OUT.aLL THEY Are good for is raising prices of vehicles.
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