Cylinder heads are a vital component to every vehicle that Toyota assembles. Cylinder heads are like the lungs of engine. They’re key to controlling air flow in and out of the cylinders and fuel deployment. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri (TMMMO) uses recycled aluminum to build thousands of cylinder heads per day. Nearly 1,000 employees make more than 2 million cylinder heads per year — that’s the equivalent of 11,600 per day. The sustainable nature of these parts is just one of many ways TMMMO is helping to reduce its carbon footprint.
Facts and Figures
Units Assembled in 2020
- Start of Production: 1993
- Investment: $455 million
- Plant Sites: 80 acres
- Plant Sizes: 550,000 sq. ft.
- Products: Cylinder heads
- Aluminum: 74.8 million pounds of recycled aluminum used in 2020
- Operations: low pressure casting, core making, die making
- 2020: $1.7 million solar panel array announced at Toyota Missouri. The panels will cut carbon emissions at the plant by 750 metric tons annually.
- 2020: The plant’s name changed from Bodine Aluminum to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri.
- 2019: Toyota announced a $62 million investment in Missouri.
- 2017: Toyota announced a $17 million investment announced for Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA).
- 2015: Bodine Aluminum celebrated 25th year with Toyota.
- Over $530,000 in philanthropy given back to the plant community in 2020.
- More than $3.2 million given in Missouri since 1991.
Impact on Missouri:
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conducted a study based on 2015 data and found:
- Direct employees (manufacturing-related and new vehicle jobs) earned $476 million in payroll.
- When direct employees are combined with jobs at companies that supply TMMMO as well as spinoff jobs, Toyota is estimated to support 10,000 jobs in Missouri.