TABC is a manufacturing plant in Long Beach, California, located at 6375 North Paramount Boulevard. Established in 1972, TABC is the oldest Toyota North American manufacturing company. A subsidiary of TEMA (Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.), the plant occupies 30 acres (12 ha). It is the primary supplier of parts for the Toyota Tacoma truck sub-assembly. It also produces stamped metal components for Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe cars.
Additionally, TABC manufactures spare parts, catalytic converters, coated catalytic substrates, and steering columns for Toyota's North American Manufacturing Facilities. Corolla stamped parts are also exported to Japan and Canada. In 2004, TABC began assembly of the first, U.S. produced Hino commercial truck. This assembly line was removed from TABC in 2008.
After producing truckbeds for the Toyota Pickup and Tacoma for over 30 years, TABC ceased truckbed production in 2004. This business moved to Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California. TABC now focuses its energy in many different areas, which is a challenge unique to TABC. Small in size and high in diversity, TABC is a distinct departure from a "standard" Toyota manufacturing plant.
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