Toyota Texas president on reasons behind big SA changes

W. Scott Bailey
Toyota Texas president on reasons behind big SA changes

Toyota's recent decision to realign its North American production was fueled by multiple factors, including the realization that Tacoma pickup truck production alongside the larger Tundra in San Antonio was unsustainable, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc. President Kevin Voelkel said. Toyota (NYSE: TM) decided to move some of its Tacoma production to San Antonio roughly a decade ago after closing a plant in California that had manufactured the truck. In 2016, the San Antonio facility produced the second-highest volume of vehicles in the world on a single line among all automakers, Voelkel said.