UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Toyota Mississippi has announced it will create 400 new jobs as part of a $170 million investment to build the next generation of Corollas.
On Thursday, the company held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Blue Springs plant for its new visitor and training center. During the ceremony, the big announcement was made.
"We will be able to respond quicker and be more flexible in order to meet market demands down the road," said Toyota Mississippi President Sean Suggs. "I'm very proud of our team members and the partnerships we have developed across the state."
This investment directly supports Toyota's plan to invest $10 billion in its U.S. facilities during the next five years.
The investment will include the complete replacement of the current production lines.
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