NPR Stories on New Toyota Plant

It’s official, that Toyota has selected a site near Tupelo, Mississippi for their next U.S. factory (Google News search here).

Thanks to Pete Abilla, he sent links to three NPR stories from this morning.

Mississippi Wins Battle for Toyota Plant

Tupelo Officials Worked Hard for Toyota Jobs

Arkansas City Spurned Twice By Toyota

Toyota has continued its trend of locating in the South, in non-union areas, and in a place where they can be the “big dog” of the area. Toyota likes being the primary employer where they can command the cream of the crop of area employees and seems like that will be the case in Mississippi. The Toyota plant will, however, be about three hours away from Nissan’s Canton MS plant.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Anonymous says

    this area needs this plant.i an illinois resident am thinking on moving there to help in construction and if i can land a job at toyota to work at plant also.i am so glad for those people down there.

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