After several setbacks, Toyota’s latest U.S. plant in Blue Springs, MS, is on target for launch this month. The once-dormant 1,700-acre (688-ha) manufacturing complex in northern Mississippi is scheduled to begin producing the ʼ12 Corolla shortly, despite continued economic uncertainty and March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan that hamstrung global production and startup activities. In an interview with WardsAuto, Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. group vice president ...

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