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Toyota to pump $391m into US truck factory

Japanese carmaker sends Trump a reminder of its economic contributions

Toyota assembles full-size Tundra and midsize Tacoma pickup trucks in Texas.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor will invest $391 million into its Texas truck plant by 2021, in an apparent effort to stay in U.S. President Donald Trump's good books as his administration negotiates a trade deal with Japan.

The San Antonio factory has been operating since 2006 and assembles full-size Tundra and midsize Tacoma pickup trucks. Toyota plans to install new equipment and improve production efficiency.

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