Key dates in the history of New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. in Fremont.
1982: General Motors closes Fremont assembly plant. Honda builds first Japanese car in United States.
1983: Toyota Chairman Eiji Toyoda and GM Chairman Roger Smith sign 12-year memorandum of understanding to build cars at shuttered Fremont plant. Ford closes Milpitas plant.
1984: Federal Trade Commission approves Toyota-GM joint-venture. First Chevrolet Nova built at NUMMI in December.
1985: Nova goes on sale in June. UAW Local 2244 approves first contract.
1986: First Toyota FX16 built. Yearly production passes 200,000
1988: Last Chevrolet Nova and Toyota FX built. First Geo/Chevrolet Prizm and Toyota Corolla built. Production falls to 128,000.
1990: Yearly production passes 200,000, again.
1991: First Toyota pickup built.
1992: GM closes Van Nuys plant, making NUMMI the West Coast's last auto factory.
1993: Yearly production passes 300,000. GM, Toyota ask FTC to vacate original 12-year order, say they'll continue at plant beyond 1996.
1994: NUMMI's only strike lasts two hours before new contract approved. NUMMI wins J.D. Power's silver award as second-best plant in North America. (It also wins silver or bronze awards in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2002.)
1995: Toyota pickup gets new name, Tacoma, with NUMMI as sole source of production.
2001: Prizm production ends.
2002: First Pontiac Vibe built.
2004: NUMMI celebrates 20th anniversary. Second-generation Tacoma starts production in September.
2005: Yearly production passes 400,000.
2008: Second-shift production of Tacoma halted in November.
June 18, 2009: GM announces it will cease production of the Pontiac Vibe, the only GM vehicle made at the Fremont plant.
June 29, 2009: GM pulls out of the NUMMI partnership.
Aug. 27, 2009: Toyota announces the plant will shut in the spring.
March 26, 2010: The last truck, a Toyota Tacoma, rolls off the line.
April 1, 2010: The last car, a Toyota Corolla, rolls of the line.