Toyota is investing into its Indiana manufacturing plant, adding 200 new jobs and increasing production on its popular Highlander model.
The automaker has announced that it’ll be investing $30 million into its Princeton, Indiana plant while increasing production by 15,000 units. The expansion will raise total employment at the facility to about 4,700 and total plant investment will be over $4.2 billion.
This is the Japanese automaker’s 10th production increase announcement in the last 20 months, with a cumulative investment total of around $2 billion and creating more than 4,000 jobs. Currently, the Indiana plant produces the popular Highlander gas model, and will begin production on the hybrid variant before year-end. The additional production volume will be added to the standard gasoline model.
“This capacity increase is to meet growing demand for the Highlander and is a part of our strategy to build vehicles where we sell them,” said Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana President Norm Bafunno. “We appreciate our loyal customers who value the quality products our dedicated team members build in Princeton, and we’re excited to build even more Highlanders.”
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