Toyota planning on starting new plant in June 2011

Toyota is set to begin operating its newest American plant in June of 2011, according to a Japanese newspaper.

The new plant, which is located in Mississippi, was originally slated to commence operation in the second half of 2010, but Toyota suspended construction work on the facility due to declining U.S. auto sales.

The new plant, which will produce the Prius hybrid, will add to Toyota’s American network of 10 assembly plants in the U.S. that along with other operations employ 33,400 individuals. Factor in indirect employees, such as those that work for dealers, and that number increases by 160,700.

– By: Stephen Calogera

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