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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Expands Operations in Blue Springs

04/27/2018
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi started construction on its new visitor and training center in Blue Springs, Mississippi. The company reported it will invest $170 million to build the 12th generation Corolla using Toyota New Global Architecture.

According to company officials, TNGA investment enables the assembly plant to stay competitive globally. The $170 million investment in the Mississippi assembly plant will include a complete replacement of the current production lines allowing the facility to produce advanced vehicles more efficiently and better adapt to changing market needs.

"We will be able to respond quicker and be more flexible in order to meet market demands down the road," said Toyota Mississippi President Sean Suggs. "I'm very proud of our team members and the partnerships we have developed across the state."

“Implementation of TNGA, along with an overall increase in production, will create 400 new jobs over the next 12 months,” officials said. “This investment directly supports Toyota's plan to invest $10 billion in its U.S. facilities over the next five years. This investment brings the company to $4.27 billion of new investment in the U.S. since the commitment was announced in 2017. Toyota's total investment in the U.S. over the past 60 years is $25 billion.”

"For more than a decade, Toyota has been a valued corporate partner to Blue Springs and the state of Mississippi," said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. "Toyota's commitment to building a sense of community is illustrated by the company's continued investment in its operations and philanthropic efforts throughout the region. This latest investment and addition of hundreds of new jobs reinforces Toyota's dedication to excellence in Blue Springs for generations to come."

Toyota said it will work with its hiring partner ResourceMFG to hire 400 team members to meet the growing demand for the world's best-selling vehicle of all time, the Toyota Corolla.

"ResourceMFG will aid in recruiting approximately 400 new team members over the next 12 months," Suggs said. "These jobs will support production of the all-new Corolla, and we are excited to build more of them for our loyal customers."

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