Toyota announced a $30 million investment in its Georgetown, Kentucky plant a week and a half ago to increase engine production by 100,000 units. But the company has even bigger plans for its engine plant in Huntsville, Alabama. Toyota is making a $80 million investment into the plant to increase its capacity by 216,000 engines a year. This will bring total V-6 engine capacity of the plant to 362,000 units. The expansion brings total investment in the Alabama plant to more than $700 million, and will include a new 300,000 square-foot building.
With this latest investment, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama will be responsible for nearly half the company’s engine production in the U.S., to 700,000 engines annually out of 1.4 million. The plant builds everything from 2.5 and 2.7-liter four-cylinders for the Camry, RAV4, Venza, Sienna and Highlander, to V-8 engines used in the Toyota Tundra fullsize truck.
TMMAL is one of 10 of Toyota’s manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the largest of which being the company’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant with an annual capacity of more than 500,000 vehicles and engines, respectively, and the newest being the company’s Blue Springs, Mississippi plant that produces the Toyota Corolla compact sedan.