Skip to comments.UPDATED: Toyota to hire 450 at H'ville engine plant [Alabama]
Posted on 03/17/2019 5:58:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Toyota Motor Manufacturing will be adding 450 new jobs as part of a $288 million expansion at its Huntsville plant, officials announced Thursday.
Officials said the announcement constituted the largest hiring need in the plant's history. The new investment will also include a building expansion, bringing TMM's total investment in Huntsville to $1.2 billion.
The facility's annual engine capacity will increase from 670,000 to 900,000 by the end of 2021 to increase product flexibility and better accommodate market demand, according to a press release.
Thursday's announcement was part of an overall $750 million investment Toyota is making at unit plants in five states. In addition to Huntsville, expansions are planned at Buffalo, West Virginia; Troy, Missouri; and Jackson, Tennessee.
The announcement also includes adding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the best-selling SUV in the U.S., and Lexus ES 300 Hybrid vehicle production at its Georgetown, Kentucky, plant.
These latest investments represent even more examples of our long-term commitment to build where we sell, said Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota Motor North America. By boosting our U.S. manufacturing footprint, we can better serve our customers and dealers, and position our manufacturing plants for future success with more domestic capacity.
Thursday's announcement builds on Toyotas presence in the U.S., which includes 10 manufacturing facilities. This past year, Toyota announced a joint venture with Mazda to build a $1.6 billion plant in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County that will create up to 4,000 new jobs. Production is slated for 2021.
Toyotas major new investment in its Alabama engine factory is a testament to the solid partnership we have formed with the automaker and to the high-caliber workforce it has found in the Huntsville area, Gov. Kay Ivey said. Were very excited about what the future holds for Toyota in sweet home Alabama and about the new jobs it is creating.
Funny you wrote that, I was telling my older millennial son earlier the way it has been working is this: Ford makes a car here that cost $30K and China puts a 100% tariff on it to cost $60K, China pockets $30K for military or other things. Forcing locals to pay way way more for our cars vs theirs. Also, with zero tariff here it encourages companies to move there and sell it here cheap with zero tariffs and our companies can not compete.
I’m encouraged that foreign companies wish to grow here and employee our people to sell here.
I know the RINOes and DEMS are against the tariffs but hope so bad we can carry this policy atleast for the next 6 years to reverse our trade deficit.
Great news for Alabama.
Right to Work States winning again!
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