Posts Tagged ‘NUMMI’

Union Pacific puts 147 acres up for sale next to Fremonts Tesla factory

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Union Pacific will be accepting offers for purchase and development of two large parcels of land next to the future Warm Springs BART station in Fremont.

Union Pacific puts 147 acres up for sale next to Fremonts Tesla factory – Inside Bay Area.

Tesla joins with Toyota to reopen Nummi plant

Monday, May 24th, 2010

With a $50 million investment from Toyota, Tesla will purchase the NUMMI auto plant in Fremont and make the Model S, $50,000 sedan planned for production in 2012.

A joint car is also planned that would use the Tesla drive train and enter the market before the Model S, according to The Chronicle.

Tesla joins with Toyota to reopen Nummi plant – The San Francisco Chronicle.

editorial: Auto deal offers new hope for the Bay Area – ContraCostaTimes.com.

NUMMI factory has closed

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A sample of articles from NUMMI’s final days. The workers, UAW, City of Fremont, the factory’s suppliers, and the region and state are all coping with the loss of the auto manufacturer.

Nummi workers say their final good-byes – SFGate.

NUMMI no more – San Jose Mercury News.

Last car rolls out of NUMMI – Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.

Study says hit on NUMMI suppliers likely to be painful – San Jose Mercury News.

Nummi closure a crisis, opportunity for Fremont – SFGate.

Middle class takes a hit as Nummi plant closes – SFGate.

NUMMI Plant Closure Ends Toyota-GM Venture : NPR.

The End Of The Line For GM-Toyota Joint Venture : NPR.

NUMMI | This American Life.

Closing of Auto Plant Forces Suppliers to Scramble – NYTimes.com.

Electric carmaker Aurica eyes NUMMI plant

Friday, March 12th, 2010

News reports discuss a proposal from a small Santa Clara company to keep the NUMMI plant in Fremont running by manufacturing electric vehicles. The plant is still set to close April 1.

New Hope for NUMMI? | NBC Bay Area .

Auto firm setting sights on NUMMI – ContraCostaTimes.com.

Electric-car start-up aims to keep NUMMI open with zero-emission vehicles .

Additional news on the plant closure can be found here.

Fremont seeks grant for studying NUMMI redevelopment

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Continuing to prepare for the pending closing of the NUMMI automobile plant in Fremont, the City is applying for a U.S. Economic Development Administration Planning and Technical Assistance Grant to look at the options for redeveloping the site, including a potential new A’s baseball stadium.

Fremont seeks grant for studying NUMMI redevelopment – ContraCostaTimes.com.

You can also find out more from a January 12, 2010 City Council working session on City staff’s Conceptual Approach to Oakland A’s Relocation.

Earlier reports on NUMMI closing here. and here.

Discussion of NUMMI Plant Closing Continues

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Decision to Close Plant Casts Toyota in New Role – NYTimes.com.

The closing of NUMMI: candid insights from a 10+ year employee.

Earlier reports from Friday here and the June GM announcement here.

Updated information on city efforts is posted here.

Toyota closing Fremont Nummi plant

Friday, August 28th, 2009

It’s now been announced, following uncertainty since GM’s June announcement to withdraw from the partnership. Toyota has decided to stop making cars at NUMMI in March.

As cited in the article, according to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, this affects 4,700 workers at the plant in Fremont, along with an estimated 18,800 jobs at more than 1,100 supply companies in California.

Toyota closing Fremont Nummi plant – San Francisco Chronicle.

Earlier GM announcement can be found here.

GM plans to quit Nummi plant

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

From SFGate:

General Motors plans to quit a joint venture with Toyota to make cars at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. in Fremont, a decision that threatens the survival of the West Coast’s only automotive plant and puts 4,700 factory jobs at risk.

GM plans to quit Nummi plant.

Toyota opens door for NUMMI

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Inside Bay Area reports that Toyota is considering manufacturing the Prius at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Fremont.

NUMMI is a joint venture between GM and Toyota. With the bankruptcy of GM and the elimination of several of its brands, the future of NUMMI is uncertain, along with its 4,700 workers and an estimated 35,000 – 40,000 jobs the plant generates throughout California.

NUMMI is the largest employer in Fremont and the facility is located near the future Warm Springs BART station.

Toyota opens door for NUMMI – Inside Bay Area.