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Toyota to Build Plant in Mexico

Thursday, January 17, 2002
The Toyota Motor Co. plans to construct an automotive manufacturing plant just outside Tijuana, Mexico. Slated for a 2004 opening, the plant would produce beds for pickup trucks built at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a General Motors/Toyota joint-venture facility in Fremont, CA. The plant reportedly would be the fifth Toyota vehicle-assembly complex in North America.

Mori-Seki Lathes Headed for Roll-Kraft

Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Roll supplier Roll-Kraft announced the acquisition of two Mori-Seki CNC lathes in the fourth quarter of 2001. Roll-Kraft expects that the additional machine capacity, coupled with several recently implemented continuous-process improvements, will shorten manufacturing lead times at its Mentor, OH, plant.

Conference-Call Briefing on Light-Truck Accessory Aftermarket

Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Frost & Sullivan will host a 30-minute conference call on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 2:00 p.m. (EST) to discuss its new market research collected on the light-truck accessories aftermarket. Designed to inform manufacturers, distributors and other industry participants on market opportunities, the research covers opportunities related to several aftermarket products, including bed accessories, running boards and steps, covers, truck caps, hood shields, grille and brush guards, wind deflectors and toolboxes. To participate in the briefing, send an e-mail to and include name, company name, title, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address.


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