BUFFALO, WV—Toyota Motor Co. will invest $210 million to upgrade its assembly plant here. The project is expected to increase the plant’s capacity and create 100 new jobs.
The investment will upgrade the plant’s six-cylinder engine production line with new equipment and machinery. Once complete, the company’s total investment in the plant will be more than $1.8 billion and total employment will exceed 2,000.
The 100 new jobs will create a third shift at the plant due to a significant increase in demand for the RAV4. The goal is to produce an additional 5,900 engines per month, or more than 70,000 engines per year. The upgrade project and hiring will be complete in the second half of 2022.
The 2 million square foot plant currently employs some 2,000 people and produces nearly 1 million engines and transmissions annually for vehicles assembled in North America.