Monday, December 15 2008
There is some good news on the economic front. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana has secured an order to 15,000 Sequoia SUVs going to the
If any among us still doubt the global nature of our economy today, let them get into their buggy, signal to their horse and ride on home. Indeed, a business deal announced last week leaves no question for anyone that we are linked to business and industry around the world, and there is no going back.
We are talking about the announcement that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana is going to sell 15,000 Sequoia SUVs manufactured in
In today's economy, that is just plain good news. But it demonstrates, as well, the scope of world business today.
Look at it this way. At a factory located in rural
And now, as a result of the deal, the SUVs will be shipped overseas to auto dealers in
It is its first major order outside of the
"Our overall goal for this type of export is to establish a global supply system to meet the changing demand for our vehicles," she said.
To satisfy the needs of buyers in the Middle East,
We thought this story was remarkable in and of itself, but we would note that the news broke the same day we received a letter to the editor — one we did not published — critical of the fact that Toyotas are being manufactured in Indiana by a company owned by one of our enemies in World War II.
Folks, that is history.
We honor as often as possible our soldiers who fought bravely and won that war, and we will never forget.
But, as is often the case, our long- ago enemies are now close allies who join with us as willing partners in this new global economy.