Toyota Mazda Manufacturing announces Corolla Cross to be built in AL

I completely missed the announcement last summer about the MTM (which is also what K-Mart calls their pricing specialists) joint venture (and not finding any auto trade coverage as I look now):

But with today’s news

So effectively NUMMI, but in AL not CA, and this time with Mazda instead of GM.

I guess Mazda gets additional production capacity, in the US (non-union labor, less currency risk and transport time), with presumably less CapEx? And Toyota gets some economy of scale with their other plant in AL

Mazda’s move from Chase to TFS starts to make more sense if they continue to partner across the value stream.

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I need to apply to the Alabama Plant.

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