Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Tennessee (TMMTN) builds engine blocks for cars, SUVs and trucks assembled in North America. The plant’s more than 300-member workforce is responsible for bringing vehicles to life by using aluminum to create thousands of engine blocks and transmission cases and housings every day. TMMTN produces up to 1.79 million engine blocks and 729,000 transmission cases and housings per year.
Facts and Figures
Engine & Transmission
Units Assembled in 2021
- Start of Production: 2005
- Investment: $425 million
- Plant Sites: 200 acres
- Plant Sizes: 450,000 sq. ft.
- Products: engine blocks and automatic transmission cases and housings
- 2021 Production: 1.79 million engine blocks, 729,000 transmission cases and housings, 363,000 hybrid cases and houses
- Aluminum: 153 pounds of recycled aluminum used in 2021
- Operations: high pressure casting, die making
- 2022: Toyota announced two investments totaling $53 million in Tennessee, supporting production of engine blocks and hybrid transaxle cases and housings.
- 2020: The plant’s name changed from Bodine Aluminum to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Tennessee.
- 2019: Toyota announced a $50M investment and plant expansion in Tennessee.
- 2018: Toyota celebrated its 15th anniversary in Tennessee.
- More than $100,000 in philanthropy invested in 2021.
- More than $1.8 million given in Tennessee since 2003.
Impact on Tennessee:
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conducted a study based on 2015 data and found:
- Direct employees (manufacturing-related and new vehicle jobs) earned $517 million in payroll.
- When direct employees are combined with jobs at companies that supply Toyota, as well as spinoff jobs, the company is estimated to support 13,000 jobs in Tennessee.