04/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Toyota Recall: How Toyota's US Workers Are Dealing With Down Time

Workers affected by the idling had the option of taking paid vacation or unpaid leave, but the vast majority came to work, with many taking training sessions, cleaning assembly line stations or applying new coats of paint. But it's also been a time for the plant's more than 200 "quality circles" to meet and find ways to solve assembly problems, searching for sometimes elusive answers to Toyota's quest for better efficiency and lower costs.

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