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Tide Keeps Rolling as Toyota, Mazda Pick Alabama for New Plant

State beats North Carolina to secure 4,000-employee plant.

by on Jan.10, 2018

Toyota President Akio Toyota and his Mazda counterpart Kogai announce their alliance.

Toyota and Mazda are expected to announce that Huntsville, Alabama will be the site for a $1.6 billion auto plant after a search that stretched out for several months and nearly a dozen states.

In recent years, Asian and European manufacturers have made Alabama a center of automotive manufacturing and in 2017, the state churned out more than 1 million vehicles at plants operated by Toyota, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai.

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The Toyota-Mazda assembly plant will be built in the Huntsville area in Limestone County, according to news services that have been briefed on the impending announcement. The exact site hasn’t been officially announced yet. (more…)

Alabama, North Carolina Finalists for New Toyota/Mazda Plant

Makers reportedly wanted $1B in incentives for new plant.

by on Nov.14, 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyota and his Mazda counterpart Kogai announce their alliance.

Though Detroit is known as the Motor City, that designation doesn’t appear to be enough to entice Toyota and Mazda to build its new jointly owned plant in Michigan.

The two finalists appear to be Alabama and North Carolina, according to multiple news reports.

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In August, the two Japanese carmakers confirmed they will also set up a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in the United States that will create up to 4,000 new jobs.  (more…)