Toyota has announced a new $461 million investment that will help its Kentucky manufacturing plant expand its powertrain capabilities, offer direct positions to temporary team members, and upgrade its equipment.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky is the oldest Toyota plant in the United States and the largest Toyota plant in the world. Now 35 years old, it employs about 9,000 people and is being continually updated to keep up with a rapidly changing automotive landscape.
About 1,400 of those 9,000 employees are temporary positions hired via an office staffing agency. According to Toyota, part of the $461 million investment will be to offer these temporary workers direct positions at TMMK.
The plant currently assembles some of the brand’s most popular models including the Camry, Camry Hybrid, and RAV4 Hybrid. The investment will also enable TMMK to produce a new turbocharged 2.4-liter engine that Toyota believes will give it more flexibility in offering “a full portfolio of products, meeting current and future customer demand.”
The automaker says that by the time TMMK’s transformation is complete, it will have invested over $8.5 billion in the American manufacturing plant. If you’d like to be part of history and join the Toyota family, we invite you to visit Lustine Toyota in Woodbridge, Virginia, to check out our lineup of high-quality new and used automobiles!