ENGINES: Toyota to Boost Capacity for 4-Cylinder Engines in Kentucky
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Toyota Motor Corp. announced yesterday that it will increase annual capacity to build four-cylinder engines by more than 100,000 units at its plant in Georgetown, Ky. The added capacity is set to go into production in August 2013. Toyota said the $30 million investment at the plant will result in about 80 new jobs.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) currently assembles engines for the Avalon, Camry and Venza models. The increased production capacity is aimed at supplying engines for the Camry, Camry Hybrid and RAV4 that is built at Woodstock, Ontario.
When completed, TMMK's total employment will increase to 6,700 with a total output of 500,000 engines annually.
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