Friday, February 10 2012
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating approximately 400 new jobs by 2013.
The company will invest $400 million total with $131 million going directly to its Princeton plant to consolidate its Highlander mid-size SUV production to this location, including both hybrid and export versions. Production is expected to begin in late-2013 with annual Highlander production volume expected to increase by approximately 50,000 units at TMMI.
“The Hoosier State has made great strides towards providing the best possible business climate in the nation and having a multi-national company like Toyota consolidate operations to Indiana and produce one of our state’s first hybrid vehicles is evidence to the success we’ve achieved,” said Governor Mitch Daniels.
Established in Gibson County in 1996, Toyota’s Princeton plant was the second recognized wholly-owned Toyota plant in North America. TMMI currently employs 4,800 associates, of which 4,000 are Hoosiers, and builds the Highlander, Sequoia full-size SUV and Sienna minivan at its Princeton facility. The hiring of new manufacturing associates will coincide with facility and machinery upgrades.
“This project allows for better utilization of the Indiana plant, and will help Toyota capitalize on the improving North American and global auto market,” said Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. “In addition to new jobs at the Indiana plant, this project will increase opportunities and jobs for our North American supply base.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. up to $2.7 million in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Gibson County will consider additional incentives at the request of the Gibson County Economic Development Corporation.
“Toyota has been an integral part of the Princeton community, not only with the employment of our residents but also with the infusion of millions of dollars into the local community,” said Princeton Mayor Robert Hurst. “The company’s charitable donations have also been significant with more than $13 million given to local charities and schools and for that we are very grateful.”
Friday, May 20 2011
This is good news for the TriState area. Toyota has been hurt by supplies from the earthquake in Japan and has already implemented work changes to adjust to a slower production cycle. We can see that things are picking up at Toyota again. - RT
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. plans to add 40 workers at its Princeton plant when full production resumes in June. The facility is currently running at 30 percent capacity due to a shortage of parts following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March. The automaker says all models built in Princeton will return to 100 percent production June 6.
PRINCETON, IND. – Because of an improved parts pipeline, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana announced on May 11 that full production would resume at the plant beginning on June 6. In May, the plant was running at approximately 30 percent capacity to conserve the parts supply.
With production returning to 100 percent, TMMI also announced the addition of 40 new Aerotek members to the production team. Aerotek provides variable staffing services to the Indiana plant.
Individuals interested applying for positions with Aerotek should visit its website at aerotekin.com.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana began production in Princeton, Ind., in 1998. Today, TMMI employs about 4,100 team members from the Tri-State. Inside the 4-million-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility, team members produce the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, Sienna minivan and Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle. Toyota’s total investment in TMMI is $3.7 billion.
TMMI has paid more than $48 million in local property taxes since 1997 and donated more than $13 million since 1996 to local community organizations that support youth and education, health and human services, civic and community and arts and culture.
Thursday, June 24 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. (TMMI) is planning to add 100 new temporary production workers. The hiring effort follows an announcement that Highlander production at the Princeton facility will increase. Our partners at the Evansville Courier & Press report TMMI has not hired any production workers since 2006.
It released approximately 370 temporary workers in 2007.
The hiring of the 100 temporary workers in the coming weeks is being handled by Toyota's staffing agency Aerotek.
Those jobs could become permanent if Toyota vehicle demand continues to improve.