Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) Fact Sheet

President: Masafumi Hamaguchi

Start of Production: Fall 2011
 
Investment: $800 million

Plant Site: 1,700 acres
 
Plant Size: 2 million sq. feet

Employment: 2,000 team members (by 2012)
 
Capacity: 160,000 annually
 
Product: Toyota Corolla
 
Operations: Vehicle production (stamping, body weld, paint and assembly)
 
 
Key Dates
 
Feb. 27, 2007: Original announcement. Toyota states it will build the Highlander SUV in Blue Springs, Mississippi; outside Tupelo.
o Capacity: 150,000 units/yr
o Start of production: 2010
o Projected employment: 2,000
 
April 18, 2007: Groundbreaking
 
July 10, 2008: Production adjustment. Toyota moves the Highlander SUV to its Indiana plant in Princeton. Toyota names TMMMS as new home of the Prius.
 
Dec. 15, 2008: Plant construction put on hold indefinitely due to market conditions.
 
June 17, 2010: TMMMS announces it will produce the Toyota Corolla in the Fall of 2011.