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Recalls Won't Derail Toyota's New Texas Plant

Wed, 02/24/2010 - 3:55am

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Toyota's troubles will not keep a vehicle processing plant planned for Temple from being built.

City and company officials say the project has been put on hold but that Toyota still intends to build the plantdespite its ongoing recall of more than 6 million vehicles.

But Michael Owen, a vice president at Gulf States Toyota, told the Temple Daily Telegram that the company could not commit to a timeline for construction of the plant, which would employ about 240 workers.

The plant would add accessories to Toyota vehicles and get them ready for delivery to dealerships throughout a five-state area. Construction had been expected to begin last year.

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