Today Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi celebrated the opening of the company’s new plant outside of Tupelo in Blue Springs. The company has invested $800 million in the new plant which will assemble the Corolla.
More importantly is how many jobs this new facility will create as the plant will employ nearly 2,000 workers. This is great news for Mississippi, the auto industry and manufacturing in the United States.
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour hailed the opening of the Blue Springs plant:
“Today is a great day for Blue Springs and the entire State of Mississippi,” Governor Haley Barbour said. “Toyota chose Mississippi for its dedicated, talented workforce, and I know they will enjoy great success at their newest facility. We are proud to be the home of Toyota, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with our newest corporate partner.”
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