Meet just a few of the thousands that built GM and Toyota vehicles over the last 25 years.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
– April 1, 2010
The last car, a 2010 Toyota Corolla was driven off the NUMMI assembly line today…
The last car has been built.
The employees shifts are over.
The lights have been turned off.
The only thing left are the memories
GM and Toyota’s joint venture began in 1984 as NUMMI or New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. The plant was originally a shuttered GM plant in Fremont, California that was reopened specifically to manufacture vehicles sold under both brands. GM pulled out of the venture in June 2009.
While under the NUMMI moniker, the plant produced nearly 8 million cars and trucks over the last 25-years. The last car built, a 2010 Toyota Corolla S, was completed this morning at 09:21 AM, Pacific Standard Time.
“We want to thank generations of NUMMI team members whose skill and pride in their work contributed to numerous innovations in automotive assembly here in Fremont,” said NUMMI President and CEO Kent Ogura. “Our attention now will focus on helping to find a new owner that will re-use this site so that it continues to serve the Fremont community and the Bay Area.”
Employment in its heyday was nearly 5,500 with tens of thousands of periphery supplier and support jobs. Beginning tomorrow, they are gone.
This is my dedication to those that worked through the years at one of the most productive auto plants in the world… Good Luck to you all.
Thanks for the memories…