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Toyota Plans Huntsville, Alabama, Assembly Plant Expansion

03/15/2019
Toyota will invest $288 million to expand its assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The company plans to hire 450 associates.

The automaker will install two new engine lines at its Alabama manufacturing facility. The investment will boost annual engine capacity at the Huntsville facility from 670,000 to 900,000 by the end of 2021. It will also increase product flexibility and better accommodate market demands.

The largest in a series of growth projects at the Alabama facility will add new 4-cylinder and V6 engine lines, along with a building expansion, the automaker announced today, according to Alabama Department of Commerce. The company employs more than 1,400 workers at its engine assembly complex.

“It is because of our workforce and statewide partnerships that Toyota has continued to grow and prosper in Alabama,” said David Fernandes, President of Toyota Alabama. “The new engine lines will allow us to respond quicker to customer needs and strengthen our competitive edge in the industry.”

“Toyota’s 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,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “We’re very excited about what the future holds for Toyota in Sweet Home Alabama and about the new jobs it is creating.”

“Toyota has long been a pillar in our booming automotive industry, with its Huntsville engine plant operating in near-constant expansion mode since it launched production,” Secretary Canfield said. “Over the years, we have developed a special relationship with this world-class automaker and, working together, we will build a brilliant future right here in Alabama.”

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