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1982     General Motors permanently closes its manufacturing plant in Fremont, California.

Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors Corporation begin discussions about forming a joint venture in the U.S.
1983     February
Toyota and GM sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the joint venture.

September
United Auto Workers and joint venture sign a Letter of Intent.
1984     February
New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) becomes an independent California corporation located in Fremont.

March
Applications sent to some 5,000 former GM-Fremont employees.

April
Federal Trade Commission approves joint venture.

December
First Chevrolet Nova is produced.
1985     June
Chevrolet Nova goes on sale through Chevrolet dealers.
First agreement between United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 2244 and NUMMI is signed, effective July 1.

November
First shift reaches full production.

December
Full second-shift operations begin.
1986     April
Full production, both shifts, reaches 940 vehicles per day.

September
First Toyota Corolla FX16 is produced.
1987     February
First Toyota Corolla FX is produced.

September
First Chevrolet Nova Twin Cam is produced.
1988     April
500,000th vehicle is produced.

September
Last Chevrolet Nova and Toyota Corolla FX are produced.

November
First Chevrolet Geo Prizm is produced.
1989     April
GM, Toyota, and NUMMI announce agreement to produce Toyota compact pickup trucks starting in August 1991.
1991     January
Millionth car is produced.

August
First Toyota 4x2 compact pickup truck is built.
1992     February
First 4x4 Toyota compact pickup truck is built. It earned an award for Best Compact Pickup in Initial Quality from J.D. Power and Associates.

December
NUMMI announces plans to produce Toyota Xtracab compact pickup truck.
1993     March
Production of Xtracab begins.

May
NUMMI earns award for Best Compact Pickup in Initial Quality from J.D. Power and Associates.

October
NUMMI breaks ground for a plastics manufacturing facility.
GM, Toyota, and NUMMI sign agreement to petition the FTC to vacate its original order.
1994     May
NUMMI celebrates 10th anniversary.

August
Two millionth vehicle is produced.

September
NUMMI receives J.D. Power & Associates Silver Plant Award.

October
Plastics plant is completed.

December
Production of small plastics parts for trucks begins.
1995     January
Redesigned Toyota compact pickup truck, the Tacoma, is produced.

March
Production of plastic rear bumpers for Prizms and Corollas begins.

May
NUMMI receives J.D. Power & Associates Bronze Plant Award.
NUMMI earns award for Best Compact Pickup in Initial Quality from J.D. Power and Associates.
1996     May
NUMMI receives J.D. Power & Associates Bronze Plant Award.
Tacoma named Best Compact Pickup in Initial Quality by J.D. Power and Associates.

November
Stamping and Plastics Plants expand.
1997     May
Tacoma named Best Compact Pickup in Initial Quality by J.D. Power and Associates.
Three millionth vehicle is produced.
1998     April
Completed new Passenger Paint building

September
DNV Certification Inc. Environment Management System Certification (ISO 14001)
1999     April
The north paint shop begins operation.

May
NUMMI receives J.D. Power and Associates' Silver Plant award.
Toyota Corolla ranked Best Compact Car in North America in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study.

August
NUMMI produces its millionth pickup truck.

December
Tacoma Stepside production begins.
NUMMI celebrates its 15th anniversary.
2000     April
NUMMI receives J.D. Power and Associates' Silver Plant award.
NUMMI receives J.D. Power and Associates Chairman's Award for Quality Initiatives.

May
Toyota Corolla ranked Best Compact Car in North America in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study.

September
Tacoma Double Cab production begins.
2001     May
Toyota Corolla ranked Best Compact Car in North America in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study.

August
NUMMI celebrates its 10th anniversary of truck production.

September
DNV Certification Inc. Environment Management System Certification (ISO 14001)

December
Last Prizm is built.
2002     January
Pontiac Vibe production begins.

April
NUMMI receives J.D. Power and Associates' Bronze Plant award.

May
Toyota Corolla ranked Best Compact Car in North America in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study.
Tacoma named Best Compact Pickup in Initial Quality by J.D. Power and Associates.

June
Toyota Voltz production begins.

December
NUMMI produces its five millionth vehicle.
2004     February
NUMMI celebrates its 20th anniversary.

May
Toyota Corolla ranked Best Compact Car in North America in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study.

September
Major model launch of the 2005 Tacoma
2005     December
NUMMI produces the most vehicles than any other year in its history.
 
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