Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. says it has asked Toyota Motor Corp. to help suppliers that will be hurt by a planned 2005 closure of Mitsubishi Motor Corp.’s Okazaki plant in Japan.. The plant, located near Toyota factories in Aichi prefecture in central Japan, will be closed as part of the troubled auto maker’s restructuring. Additionally, Toyota may hire some 200-300 workers from the plant, Mitsubishi Heavy Chairman Takashi Nishioka tells the Nihon Keizai business daily. Many of ...

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