EXTENSION N ° 5
Once the expansion is completed in 2021, the plant will add 450 new jobs. Toyota’s investment in Alabama plant will reach a total investment of $ 1.2 billion, consolidating the Huntsville plant as the automaker’s largest engine production center in America North.
Toyota Alabama supplies engines for one-third of all Toyota vehicles assembled in the United States
The latest expansion is the plant’s fifth since engine production began in 2003. Annual engine capacity will increase 34% to 900,000, while total plant employment will exceed 1,800.
“Toyota has long been a mainstay of our burgeoning auto industry, with its Huntsville engine plant operating in an almost constant expansion mode since the start of production,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the US Department of Commerce. ‘Alabama.
“Over the years, we have developed a special relationship with this world-class automaker and, working together, we will build a bright future right here in Alabama,” he added.
MAZDA JOINT VENTURE
Meanwhile, Toyota is partnering with Mazda to build a $ 1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant a few miles to another location in Huntsville. Production, split equally between the partners, is expected to start in 2021.
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, as the company is known, will employ 4,000 workers at full production.
The Alabama Department of Commerce and AIDT, the state’s leading workforce development agency, joined governments and organizations across the region in supporting the project, which was announced in January 2018.