Mazda Motor Corp.’s Ujina Plant No.2, or U2, began production in Japan today. The plant, which opened in December 1972, was closed in September 2001 as part of a restructuring at Mazda. U2, which previously built the Familia/323/Protege models, produced the Demio as its first model today. The reopened plant boasts an environmentally friendly Three Layer Wet Paint System, introduced by Mazda last year, which reduces volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions 45% and lowers energy ...

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