Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    1:42 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Japanese brands rush to add N. American plants Back to Topics
BurntOrange

Champion Author
Austin

Posts:11,445
Points:2,167,000
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:29:37 AM

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 ..
Visit Detroit Free Press for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
LetemEatCake
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,705
Points:1,360,915
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:24:43 PM


Really good news for the unemployment rate. Thanks for posting!
Profile Pic
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:5,988
Points:1,855,565
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:53:20 PM

Some good news for a change.
Profile Pic
jethro5000
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,520
Points:999,985
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:55:42 AM

?
Profile Pic
Amtrgas
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,804
Points:2,145,650
Joined:Dec 2007
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:46:39 AM

One way to increase the "Made in USA" label.
Profile Pic
yyc2yow
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:1,039
Points:656,095
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:01:18 AM

This is going to be very $$$$
Profile Pic
Dragnet
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:18,152
Points:3,501,105
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:00:56 AM

Gotta be better quality than the Chinese stuff
Profile Pic
southrob
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,983
Points:1,244,475
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:49 PM

dhan for cheap prices
Profile Pic
TTQuattro
Rookie Author Indiana

Posts:72
Points:49,560
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:31 PM

cool
Profile Pic
ampinoy13
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:41,955
Points:3,224,605
Joined:Jul 2004
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.
Profile Pic
wang91554
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:5,713
Points:1,796,095
Joined:May 2009
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?
Profile Pic
RickF350
Champion Author Washington

Posts:4,164
Points:756,315
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:51:18 PM

Um..Good for Mexico..
Profile Pic
CharlieC08
Champion Author Colorado

Posts:8,106
Points:1,493,805
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:49:00 PM

Send em all back to Tokyo.
Profile Pic
suicyco16
All-Star Author Phoenix

Posts:635
Points:796,155
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:46:47 PM

Guess everything is cyclical
Profile Pic
flyfast
Champion Author Kansas City

Posts:11,816
Points:2,430,890
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:45:55 PM

ok
Profile Pic
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

Posts:10,627
Points:2,211,325
Joined:Jan 2008
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!
Profile Pic
Mowerman08
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:7,224
Points:1,804,320
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:23 PM

Faster to market than "a slow boat from China (Japan)".
Profile Pic
ramshot412
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:22,595
Points:3,025,445
Joined:Apr 2004
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:10 PM

These companies are not union friendly, RepubliCons will like this setup?
Profile Pic
bearzz
Champion Author California

Posts:4,007
Points:1,011,305
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:41:17 PM

Hey, made in America.
Profile Pic
LiquidGold2011
Sophomore Author California

Posts:131
Points:225,370
Joined:May 2011
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]
Profile Pic
dld1295
All-Star Author Detroit

Posts:975
Points:794,360
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:37:31 PM

CPSGAS1815 I AGREE 100%
Profile Pic
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:13,544
Points:2,744,340
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:34:32 PM

Great.
Profile Pic
nwsynthetics
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:1,134
Points:525,135
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:32:59 PM

Good
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:57,716
Points:2,985,895
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:29:33 PM

more jobs for right to work states
Profile Pic
tco9436
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:2,578
Points:1,239,110
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:28:48 PM

ugghh
Profile Pic
Fhuang66
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:1,989
Points:1,449,795
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:28:31 PM

Another job creating process.
Profile Pic
CPGas1815
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:6,060
Points:1,110,190
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:28:03 PM

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.
Profile Pic
sickhp
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:3,357
Points:1,096,825
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:27:10 PM

These companies are not union friendly will Obama like this setup?
Profile Pic
1Boog
Champion Author Lincoln

Posts:8,348
Points:1,761,850
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:26:30 PM

you didn't think they would give up would they!!!
Profile Pic
Dsin44
Champion Author Abbotsford

Posts:1,345
Points:308,695
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:25:32 PM

maybe they want health and pension plans
Profile Pic
andy1024
Champion Author Allentown

Posts:4,271
Points:1,010,505
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:25:28 PM

Good news.
Profile Pic
knot2swift
Champion Author Calgary

Posts:5,926
Points:1,047,295
Joined:Nov 2009
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?
Profile Pic
scott121
Rookie Author Orange County

Posts:49
Points:31,410
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:23:36 PM

more auto jobs =)
Profile Pic
Harry813
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:4,724
Points:1,220,595
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:21:31 PM

I see both sides to this story...
Profile Pic
Barfood
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:3,832
Points:1,509,435
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:21:10 PM

Build, baby, build!
Profile Pic
FlogNut
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:115,045
Points:2,578,725
Joined:Oct 2007
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!"
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:13,957
Points:2,379,820
Joined:Apr 2008
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.
Profile Pic
LetemEatCake
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,705
Points:1,360,915
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:15:38 PM


Great news, I like the shoe to be one the other foot! Naysayers go away!
Profile Pic
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:5,305
Points:1,413,960
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:13:12 PM

Good and bad news...
Profile Pic
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:8,195
Points:2,122,990
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:01:43 PM

Mercenaries
Profile Pic
lewpuckett
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:1,495
Points:1,126,560
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:59:21 PM

more jobs good
Profile Pic
ORHusky
Veteran Author Oregon

Posts:424
Points:1,600,205
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:57:41 PM

More jobs here is a good thing.
Profile Pic
shari28
Rookie Author Iowa

Posts:10
Points:5,650
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:56:02 PM

If it will create new jobs here & put Americans back to work, I'm all for it!!
Profile Pic
jwalkerh
Champion Author Louisiana

Posts:6,489
Points:1,445,775
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:55:53 PM

Hopefully this means more jobs in USA...
Profile Pic
abacus44
Champion Author Toms River

Posts:5,938
Points:1,349,115
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:55:40 PM

Great news.
Profile Pic
AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:10,815
Points:2,835,540
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:54:00 PM

Makes financial sense
Profile Pic
Tekkersmom57
Champion Author Syracuse

Posts:4,486
Points:1,306,605
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:52:27 PM

Not sure about this.
Profile Pic
gmcgas
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:8,657
Points:2,326,290
Joined:Mar 2004
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.
Profile Pic
chuckhermann
Champion Author New York

Posts:1,718
Points:918,025
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:51:37 PM

Insourcing?
Profile Pic
toadNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:9,725
Points:2,126,625
Joined:Apr 2008
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!
Profile Pic
WeasleyOC
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:5,695
Points:1,409,795
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:49:27 PM

No unions.
Post a reply Back to Topics