August 22, 2014

Toyota Indiana adds 300 jobs to build more Highlanders

Toyota Indiana plant will invest $100-million and add 300 jobs by summer 2016 to boost production of the popular Highlander mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). This expansion will bring Toyota Indiana's overall investment to $4-billion. This step allows Toyota to utilize
existing capacity in North America while providing additional flexibility to adjust our product mix to meet changing customer demand.

Currently, Toyota Indiana builds the Highlander only in the West Plant alongside the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle. To meet increasing demand for Highlander, annual production of up to 30,000 of the mid-size SUVs will be added to Toyota Indiana's East Plant where the Sienna minivan is built.

"The Highlander has been a great product for our plant," said Norm Bafunno, President, Toyota Indiana. "Establishing Highlander as the 'bridge vehicle', as we call it, between the East and West plants increases our ability to meet customer needs for our outstanding products. This exciting news is a true testament to the capability of our hard-working and dedicated team members."


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