Team Members deserve answers

In an editorial today, the Waterloo Region Record demanded that Toyota Canada President Brian Krinock give Team Members — and their community — straight answers on what lies ahead after Toyota’s decision to move Corolla production to Mexico.

“Name for us — and your workers — the car that will be built in Cambridge. Tell us how many vehicles of the new […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments

New vehicle can’t have same volume as Corolla

Toyota workers feel “betrayed” by the company’s decision to move Corolla production from Cambridge to Mexico, Unifor National President Jerry Dias told the Windsor Star.

“The workers are furious, and for good reason,” said Dias, warning that even the promise of a new vehicle offers little comfort to Team Members worried about losing their jobs.

“A vehicle with a higher complexity can, […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Corolla, Media|0 Comments

Corolla moves to Mexico

Toyota officially announced in Tokyo this morning that it is shifting production of the Corolla from Cambridge to Mexico.

The new plant is expected to open in 2019, and cost $1 billion.

The company also said its Canadian plants will focus on more expensive mid-sized vehicles.

To read more, click here.

For background on this story, including speculation about this decision over the past […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BACKGROUND — Cambridge named Toyota’s leadplant for Corolla

In an article for, a division of the Toronto Star, TMMC chairman Ray Tanguay said that while Toyota manufactures the Corolla at eight plants around the world, the Cambridge plant was selected to be the leadplant worldwide.

“In his words, the input from the Canadian team was ‘huge’,” the February 13, 2015 article says.

“The latest Corolla has been a huge success […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments

BACKGROUND — Mexica president to be at announcment

The Reuters news agency reported April 14, 2015, that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto would be at an event in Guanajuato, Mexico, the next day to announce plans for a new Toyota plant in the country to build the Corolla.

A Toyota spokesperson, however, continued to say no decision had been made.

To read the full story, click here.


By |April 14th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments

BACKGROUND — Canada to get larger vehicle?

A story published in the Mexico News Daily on April 2, 2015, said Toyota would soon announce a Mexico plant with a capacity to build 200,000 Corollas a year by 2019.

The new plant would operate around the clock, and build a new version of the Corolla sedan.

The Cambridge plant now building the Corolla would be converted to building “larger vehicles.”

To […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BACKGROUND — Mexico production to begin in 2019

The Reuters news agency reported March 22 that Toyota executives had recently toured several potential sites for a new assembly plant in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, where the Corolla was expected to be built.

Citing unnamed sources, the story said the Toyota Board of Directors was set to approve the new plant at its meeting in April. The company […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments

BACKGROUND – Corolla decision expected was predicted for this year

There was a flurry of news stories in late 2014 after the Reuters news agency reported that Toyota was scouting factory locations in Mexico to build Corolla sedans.

Much of the coverage speculated on what this could mean for TMMC’s Cambridge operations.

Greg Mordue, general manager of Toyota’s Canadian operations, told CTV News at the time that no final decisions had been […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Corolla, Media, News|0 Comments

Mexico rumours show need for Unifor

The rumours circulating that Toyota seems to be looking for sites in Mexico to build an assembly plant underscore why Team Members at the company’s plants in Canada need Unifor representation.

“Changes in product lines at a production facility are a normal part of the evolution of a plant,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

“Unifor has experience handling the shift of […]

By |December 6th, 2014|Corolla, Media, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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By |April 10th, 2014|Media|0 Comments