Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS)

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS)

Located in Blue Springs, Mississippi, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS) and its team of 2,250 proudly assembles one of the world’s top-selling vehicles, Toyota Corolla.

Since breaking ground in 2007 and starting production in 2011, TMMMS and its suppliers have created nearly 4,000 jobs and invested over $1.2 billion in the state’s economy. The Magnolia State manufacturing plant has only gained speed since inception averaging over 100,000 units per year and climbing.

In 2018, the Magnolia State manufacturing plant recently upgraded its facility with Toyota’s New Global Architecture infrastructure in an effort to be more competitive and agile with its production practices, performance of models and state-of-the-art technology. The highly skilled Toyota Mississippi team is trained and skilled in stamping, welding, painting, assembling and inspecting brand-new Toyota Corollas every day and boasts cutting-edge technology including autonomous mobile robots, laser-weld technology and team member ergonomic devices for wellness and process efficiencies to name a few.

To date, the team of world-renowned experts have produced more than 1.4 million vehicles and counting.

Facts and Figures

Manufacturing Plant

Vehicles

Toyota Operations

2007

Groundbreaking

128,297

Units Assembled in 2021

2,250+

Jobs Created

  • Start of Production: Fall 2011
  • Investment: $1.2 billion
  • Plant Site: 1,700 acres
  • Plant Size: 2 million sq. feet
  • Capacity: 170,000 vehicles annually
  • Product: Toyota Corolla
  • Operations: Vehicle production (stamping, body weld, paint and assembly)
  • Impact on Mississippi: The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conducted a study based on 2015 data and found:
    • Toyota supported 8,700 jobs in Mississippi (direct, indirect and spinoff).
    • Direct employees (manufacturing-related and new vehicle jobs) earned $307 million in payroll.
    • After taxes, their disposable personal income totaled $235 million, meaning that money was available to be spent in the Mississippi economy.
  • Community Investment: Toyota has donated more than $6 million to local nonprofits to meet the critical needs of local communities and improve the quality of life for the people of Mississippi.
  • Key Dates:
    • 2007:  Toyota announces it will build a plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi. Projected employment was 2,000.
    • 2008:  Plant construction put on hold indefinitely due to market conditions.
    • 2010:  Toyota announces its Mississippi plant will produce the Toyota Corolla in late 2011.
    • 2011:   Toyota celebrates production of first Corolla made in Mississippi.
    • 2012:   Toyota Mississippi adds second shift.
    • 2014:   Toyota Mississippi begins producing Corollas for export to customers in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
    • 2015:   500,000th Mississippi-built Toyota Corolla rolls off the line.
    • 2017:   Toyota Mississippi celebrated its 10-year anniversary and built its 1-millionth vehicle.
    • 2017:   One millionth Mississippi-built Toyota Corolla rolls off the line.
    • 2018:   Toyota announces a $170M investment and addition of 400 jobs to build the 12th generation Corolla and plans to build a $10M visitor and training center.
    • 2019:   Toyota Mississippi begins production of the all-new 2020 Corolla.
    • 2021:   50-millionth Mississippi-built Toyota Corolla rolls off the line.
    • 2022:   Mississippi holds grand opening for the TMMMS Experience Center.

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