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Toyota to Invest $282 Million in Huntsville Plant Expansion, Creating 350 Jobs

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ALABAMA, U.S. (WDNews) – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Toyota is expanding its Huntsville engine factory with a $282 million investment, expected to create over 350 high-quality jobs. This project pushes Toyota Alabama’s total investment to over $1.7 billion, reinforcing the automaker’s commitment to its U.S. operations.

“Toyota has been a critical partner within Alabama’s growing auto industry for over two decades,” said Governor Ivey. “This new investment project will build on the great legacy of Toyota’s Alabama engine plant and create even more new opportunities for the area’s citizens.”

The expansion will add new lines for drivetrain products. “Thanks to our Alabama team members’ daily commitment to quality and continuous improvement, we know they can rise to the challenge of all-new production lines,” said Jason Puckett, Toyota Alabama president.

The Huntsville plant, Toyota’s largest engine producer in North America, employs over 2,000 team members. In 2023, they assembled more than 770,000 engines. Marcus Calhoun, a team leader, shared his excitement: “I’ve been a part of building high-quality Toyota engines for eight years, and I’m excited for the opportunity to bring new products to our plant.”

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle praised the reinvestment: “The addition of drivetrain products to Toyota Alabama continues the company’s legacy of staying on the forefront of industry needs, which in turn, provides more employment opportunities for North Alabama.”

Mac McCutcheon, chairman of the Madison County Commission, highlighted the economic impact: “Toyota provides good-paying jobs and a workforce that is second to none. We are excited to support this new project that will create more than 350 new jobs and an investment of $282 million for the State of Alabama and Madison County.”