Toyota Motor Corp. announces plans to build a new engine plant in Huntsville, AL, where it will produce V-8 engines for the Tundra fullsize pickup. The $220 million plant will be operational by summer 2003, with a production capacity of 120,000 units annually. Construction of the 330,000-sq.-ft. plant begins this spring on half of a 400-acre plot recently purchased by the city of Huntsville. Toyota says the plant initially will employ 350 and create 1,000 spin-off jobs. The plant will ...
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