HUNTSVILLE, AL–Toyota recently announced plans to install two new engine lines at its manufacturing facility here through a $288 million expansion project that will create 450 jobs. The investment will boost annual engine capacity from 670,000 to 900,000 by the end of 2021. It will also increase product flexibility and better accommodate market demands.
The largest in a series of growth projects at the facility will add new 4-cylinder and V6 engine lines, along with a building expansion.
“It is because of our workforce and statewide partnerships that Toyota has continued to grow and prosper in Alabama,” says David Fernandes, president of Toyota Alabama. “The new engine lines will allow us to respond quicker to customer needs and strengthen our competitive edge in the industry.”
The plant launched engine production in 2003 and has undergone four expansions since then. In September 2018, Toyota completed a $106 million expansion project to open a new 4-cylinder engine line, creating 50 jobs.