Toyota announces $803 million investment and 1,400 new jobs

Updated: Apr. 28, 2021 at 10:37 AM CDT
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GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana has announced a $803 million investment and 1,400 new jobs.

Toyota officials will be adding two new electric SUVs to production at the Gibson County facility, including one from the Lexus brand.

Production of the new vehicles is expected to begin mid-to-late 2023.

“These types of announcements just show that the southwest Indiana region workforce is a powerhouse and they’re ready for the next phase,” Toyota Indiana President Leah Curry said.

“We can take you from not knowing anything about manufacturing, to being an expert on manufacturing.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb joined area mayors and executives from Toyota for the economic development announcement.

“Toyota has been an incredible partner to the state of Indiana for nearly 25 years, and we’re thrilled to continue that partnership in order to drive our economy forward,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Indiana is proud to be home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation, while providing a skilled workforce that is contributing to the success of companies across a variety of industries. I can’t thank Toyota enough for the role they play in the strength of our manufacturing sector.”

TMMI, which currently employs more than 7,000 Hoosiers in southwest Indiana, has already begun filling production jobs, and additional employment opportunities are available on the company website.

You can watch the full announcement in the video below:

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