Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the new joint-venture between the two auto companies, on Thursday announced , is investing an additional $830 million in its new Alabama plant.
Gov. Kay Ivey said in a news release that the investment in the new auto facility is now $2.3 billion, up from the $1.6 billion originally announced in 2018. The governor’s office said , that this additional Amount will be used to incorporate cutting edge manufacturing technologies into production lines and training for the 4,000 workers the plant is projected to eventually employ.
According to the source , this new plant, which is still under construction, has already hired around 600 employees so far and will resume accepting applications for production positions later this year. The company is planning to start the Production in 2021.
Mark Brazeal, vice president of administration at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing said , as we are planning to start the production next year, we look forward to developing our future workforce .
The company will eventually employ 4,000 workers and have the capability to produce up to 300,000 vehicles per year. The facility will produce a new Toyota SUV and a future Mazda crossover vehicle.