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Toyota making $282 million investment at Huntsville engine plant

Toyota’s Huntsville engine factory is expanding with a $282 million investment that will add 350 new jobs, state and company officials announced on Wednesday.

The expansion brings the company’s investment at the plant to $1.7 billion since it opened in 2003. The site already employs about 2,000 people.

“Toyota has been a critical partner within Alabama’s growing auto industry for over two decades, launching multiple expansions that have increased the Huntsville facility’s production capabilities and its superb workforce,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in a written statement. “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.”

Toyota Alabama is the company’s largest engine producer in North America, the press release said. More than 770,000 engines were assembled in 2023.  It supplies engines to seven Toyota plants in North America. They power the Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra and the Corolla Cross. The Corolla Cross is assembled at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA plant in Huntsville.

“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 new lines will further increase the plant’s flexibility and reaffirm Toyota’s commitment to our team and community.”

A hiring website says positions at the plant pay between $23 and $34.26 an hour.

Madison County Commission Chairman and former Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon praised the investment.

“Toyota is and has been a dependable economic partner for the State of Alabama and Madison County. Toyota provides good-paying jobs for their employees and a workforce that is second to none, and 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,” McCutcheon said.


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