Monday, 25 March, 2019


New investment at Toyota WV is $111 million, 123 anticipated jobs

Toyota Georgetown plant to produce two hybrid vehicles in new multimillion-dollar investment | Lexington Herald Leader New investment at Toyota WV is $111 million, 123 anticipated jobs - WV MetroNews
Conrad Doyle | 15 March, 2019, 03:55

"We are proud to add such a significant cost investment to Toyota West Virginia - not only financially but also in adding team members to the Toyota family", said Leah Curry, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. president.

Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz said the driving force behind the overall investment has been consumers' "insatiable appetite" for light trucks over passenger cars, pointing to Highlander and RAV4 production and past pickup truck production.

Meanwhile, Toyota made another big announcement in Kentucky. I couldn't be prouder of the work they do or more excited that Toyota is expanding their next generation hybrid transaxle production capabilities in our state. Instead, it reflects Toyota's plan to build multiple vehicles at its plants to better insulate each facility from downturns in market cycles.

Toyota announced Thursday that it will add 450 new jobs in Huntsville and exceed its 2017 pledge to invest $10 billion over five years with a new commitment to reach almost $13 billion over the same period.

The company got millions in state tax incentives when it upgraded the plant for the new process.

The Japanese automaker said part of that higher total is a $750 million injection in 5 states unveiled Thursday that will create 586 new jobs.

Toyota is pledging $288 million to the engine plant in Huntsville.

Six million engines have come from the local assembly plant.

Toyota will be one of and more than 200 employers at a job fair planned from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. on March 22 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

Toyota said it plans to add 600 new jobs at its US manufacturing facilities over the same period as it builds more vehicles and auto parts, including the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Lexus ES 300h Hybrid. It builds on capacity that was first announced two years ago.

Toyota now manufactures the Camry, Avalon, Lexus ES 350, Camry hybrid and Avalon hybrid at the Georgetown facility.

$62 million on equipment to boost production of Toyota and Lexus cylinder heads at Toyota's Bodine Aluminum facility in Troy, Mo.

"By boosting our USA manufacturing footprint, we can better serve our customers and dealers and position our manufacturing plants for future success with more domestic capacity".

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