Toyota Starts Production on New Engine in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Toyota says it has begun production of a newly redesigned four-cylinder engine at its manufacturing plant in north Alabama. The factory at Huntsville supplies engines for one-third of all the Toyota vehicles assembled in the United States.

The company describes the start of production as an important milestone in a $288 million plant expansion. A statement from Toyota says workers also have closed in a V6 assembly line inside a 150,000-square-foot building. Total employment at the factory will exceed 1,800 people as production increases to 900,000 engines annually.

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