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Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Brad » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:33 am

About to talk about this on Grow Omaha

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/ca ... 539179001/
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 am

2 million sq ft manucturing building with 1 million sq ft parts building.
It will need 1000-1500 acres somewhere close to the interstate.
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby damonhynes » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:36 pm

Coyote wrote:It will need 1000-1500 acres somewhere close to the interstate.


And with access to two railroads. If we're limiting this to Omaha metro, with trackage rights, it could be anywhere but for immediate two-railroad access...Glenwood? Plattsmouth?

RR access isn't the dealmaker though, it depends on what state/municipality will cough up the incentives. My money's on Texas.
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Brad » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:57 pm

Plattsmouth has 2, but Glenwood does not. Omaha, Bellevue, Fremont, Yutan, Lincoln, and Columbus. Southern Council Bluffs has 3 railroads when you throw in the IAIS RR.

Another thought, OPPD owns a rail line that runs from Lincoln to Nebraska City, and they recently re-opened the line. In Nebraska City the line connects to the UP, on the Lincoln end of the line, it connects to the BNSF. They recently re-opened the line and built a new grain facility near Syracuse, NE.
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby damonhynes » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:49 am

Brad wrote:Plattsmouth has 2, but Glenwood does not.


You're right, but it ain't that far to Oreopolis, especially if Toyota 'suggested' BNSF share :-)

Brad wrote: Omaha, Bellevue, Fremont, Yutan, Lincoln, and Columbus. Southern Council Bluffs has 3 railroads when you throw in the IAIS RR.


I thought about throwing in CN, too but I'm not sure how much time-sensitive freight goes on either CN or IAIS.

Brad wrote: Another thought, OPPD owns a rail line that runs from Lincoln to Nebraska City, and they recently re-opened the line. In Nebraska City the line connects to the UP, on the Lincoln end of the line, it connects to the BNSF. They recently re-opened the line and built a new grain facility near Syracuse, NE.


OPPD subs out the train crew, and locomotives to UP, is that correct? Still good to see in any case.
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:54 am

Did they say Nebraska is actually in the running? I saw there was a list of about 10 states floating around and Nebraska wasn't on it, but Iowa was.

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Coyote » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:14 am

iamjacobm wrote:Did they say Nebraska is actually in the running?

Yes, Randy Thelen from the Chamber of Commerce was talking it up on Grow Omaha.
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Brad » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:28 am

iamjacobm wrote:Did they say Nebraska is actually in the running? I saw there was a list of about 10 states floating around and Nebraska wasn't on it, but Iowa was.


Starts about the 21 min mark:
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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:27 pm

Thanks, Ill give it a listen tonight.

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby OmahaOmaha » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 pm

I found this on the Jacksonville Business Journal. It doesn't look like Nebraska is on the list of states they are considering.

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonvill ... -into.html

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm

OmahaOmaha wrote:I found this on the Jacksonville Business Journal. It doesn't look like Nebraska is on the list of states they are considering.

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonvill ... -into.html


Not surprising. Although their story did, surprisingly, include the state of Iowa on their "states in the running" list.. Florida does not acknowledge Nebraska as an actual place.. Therfore, how could the Jacksonville Biz Jounal include "The Good Life State" on their list?..

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby choke » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Was listening to a piece on NPR about globalization and they were interviewing a guy in Greenville, SC. They guy said the largest BMW plant in the world came down to Greenville, SC and Omaha, NE. I guess we know where that got built. But that was something I didn't know.

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:59 am

Good to hear all of the organizations got organized quickly. Obviously incentives will be a big thing here, but I think getting a site organized will be important too. We saw that the Chamber learned that from early data center misses.

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby NovakOmaha » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:00 am

choke wrote:Was listening to a piece on NPR about globalization and they were interviewing a guy in Greenville, SC. They guy said the largest BMW plant in the world came down to Greenville, SC and Omaha, NE. I guess we know where that got built. But that was something I didn't know.


Three deals Nebraska was in the running for. Micron Technology wanted to put a chip plant in Nebraska. It went to Utah. Mercedes. BMW. BMW went to SC because they had a port. Mercedes went to Alabama. Same deal.

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Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Postby Brad » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:23 pm

I believe Trenton asked during the interview about needed a port and the answer was no because these cars are for US customers only.
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