Toyota and Kubota Flee to Texas
From Eric Dondero:
A year ago former Texas Governor Rick Perry gleamed from ear-to-ear when he announced that California-based Toyota, headquartered in Torrance, was shifting its entire corporate operations to the Dallas suburb of Grapevine.
Now this, from the DailyBreeze.com, "Tractor manufacturer Kubota follows Toyota out of Torrance to Texas, taking with it 180 jobs":
Torrance will lose 180 jobs when tractor manufacturer Kubota and its credit arm, a fixture in Southern California for 43 years, becomes the latest Japanese-owned subsidiary to leave the South Bay and move its American headquarters to Texas, the company announced Thursday.
Much like Toyota, which made a similar announcement last year, Kubota Tractor Corp. and Kubota Credit Corp. are relocating to the Dallas suburb of Grapevine within the next 18 months. Company officials said the move will allow its administrative staff to be closer to its major markets and manufacturing, assembly and distribution facilities in Georgia and Kansas.
Editor's comment - Torrance mayor Pat Furray, a Democrat, has gotta be like the most unluckiest sap in all of California.
Oh, and yes, we do know that's not a Kubota in the re-done YouTube video of the monster Kenny Chensney hit "She thinks my tractor's sexy." But it could be?
Thanks to The Libertarian Republican.net
|Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota Credit Corporation announced today that they will relocate their headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. The company is currently based in Torrance. (Chuck Bennett / Staff Photographer)|