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By Dave, July 11, 2019

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Toyota's thinking about spending $400 million on new automation for its truck plant in Texas, which will make next-gen Tacomas and Tundras on the same basic platform (an idea which worked so well for Dodge, with Dakota+Ram, that there are no Dakotas today). 

The state has been asked to provide tax incentives for the move, which would preserve some jobs but presumably eliminate others unless sales of the Tundra rise. 

This feels like one of those win-lose situations that would take time to see a good payoff. I hate to see people lose their jobs as we advance further with technology but it is something we all need to be prepared for. 

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