Canada’s largest union is reportedly planning on holding a vote in the coming year that could unionize two Toyota plants in that country. While the UAW has a checkered history in the U.S., would a Canadian unionized Toyota plant be a good or bad thing?
Toyota recently announced plans to shift production of its Highlander crossover hybrid from Japan to Princeton, Indiana. This project will involve a capital investment of about $400 million to expand and remodel Toyota’s current Indiana plant while adding 400 additional jobs to the Princeton facility.
According to recent reports, Toyota Motor Corporation is expected to manufacture fewer vehicles in 2012 due to a struggling European market. This follows a company statement to suppliers in August that the Japanese automaker would produce 8.9 million vehicles in the coming year. Nevertheless, the estimated target of 8.65 million units will still set a new record, outpacing the previous mark of 8.53 million automobiles in 2007.