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-------------------- The end of the line for California automaking --------------------
Toyota will shut down the joint venture it operated with General Motors in Fremont in March, eliminating 4,700 jobs. Sagging sales and GM's bankruptcy are blamed.
By Martin Zimmerman and Maura Dolan
August 28 2009
Reporting from Los Angeles and Fremont, Calif. -- Toyota Motor Corp.'s decision to abandon its assembly line in Fremont marks the end of large-scale auto manufacturing in California, which over the years boasted a dozen or more plants building vehicles ranging from Studebakers to Camaro muscle cars.
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