March 1, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Toyota Marks 2 Million Engines Built at Alabama Plant

HUNTSVILLE – Toyota team members celebrated the 2 millionth engine, which rolled off the line today at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL).

“It has been exciting to watch our team and our facility grow and mature,” said TMMAL President Jim Bolte. “Through every expansion and every obstacle, our team members have stayed committed to continuously improving our safety and quality. Their teamwork has made this milestone possible.”

TMMAL is the only Toyota plant globally to produce four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines at the same facility. The Huntsville facility builds four-cylinder engines for the Camry, Highlander, RAV4, Sienna and Venza vehicles, and V6 and V8 engines for the Tundra and Tacoma pick-up trucks and the Sequoia SUV. The facility’s total annual engine capacity is more than 500,000.

The 2 millionth engine comes almost six months after the plant started production on the four-cylinder model. The addition of this engine not only increased production capacity, but also gives the facility more flexibility to react to market demands.

“We’re always excited to celebrate these accomplishments with our team members,” said Bolte. “We’re already looking forward to building our 3 millionth engine, which we expect to do in 2014.”

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