Carson Toyota Confirms, Toyota Breaks Ground for V6 Engine Expansion
Carson Toyota is excited to confirm, Toyota has broken ground on the expansion that will support increased V6 engine production at its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant.† Community guests joined Toyota to celebrate the occasion.
The $80 million investment marks the fourth expansion for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL) since the facility started production in 2003.† Total plant investment is expected to reach more than $700 million once the project is completed.
The new facility will increase capacity by 216,000 engines each year, bringing total V6 annual capacity to 362,000.† Approximately 125 new jobs will be created, increasing employment nearly 10 percent to 1,150.† The increased production will begin in March 2014.
Construction will begin in October on the new 300,000 sq. ft. building that will be added to the southeast corner of the existing facility in North Huntsville Industrial Park.† Total square footage at TMMAL will exceed 1.2 million once the facility is completed.
Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Madison County Commissioner Mike Gillespie participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking with Bolte and TMMAL Maintenance Team Leader Vance Newton.
TMMAL currently assembles 4-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines for eight of 12 Toyota North American built vehicles.† TMMAL is the only Toyota plant globally to produce these three types of engines in one facility.
Carson Toyota has been serving Southern California residents since 1974. With an inventory of more than 1,000 new and pre-owned vehicles in stock, a knowledgeable sales staff, expert factory-trained technicians and a state-of-the-art parts and service department on more than 10 acres, Carson Toyota is one of the highest volume Toyota dealerships in the nation. Visit Carson Toyota today at 1333 233rd Street in Carson, Calif. or (www.carsontoyota.com).
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