Peak construction will begin within the next month at the $1.6 billion Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. Inc. (MTMUS) facility in Huntsville, Ala., (Limestone County). At that time, up to 2,500 workers will be on site and 70 percent of those workers will be from the state of Alabama.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County April 10 to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest more than $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating a total of around 400 jobs once full production is reached.

With help from a robot, the first shovel of dirt was turned Nov. 16 at a sprawling site that will be home to Alabama's next auto assembly plant — a $1.6 billion facility being built by Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA that will produce 300,000 vehicles annually, beginning in 2021.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's total incentive package to Toyota and Mazda will top $700 million after local incentives are added to what the state offered to land the companies' new U.S. factory. The Huntsville City Council on Jan. 11, approved a $320 million local incentive package.

Toyota Motor North America Inc. celebrated the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, with a gala event attended by dignitaries, partners and community leaders who had the first glimpse of Toyota's new corporate campus that reaffirms the company's longstanding commitment to the United States.

A car manufacturer that assembles vehicles in Mississippi is the latest corporate donor to the state's two history museums. Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) Two decades have passed since ground was broken on Toyota West Virginia Motor Manufacturing's engine and transmission plant in Putnam County. On Sept. 18, 1996, Japanese and American officials planted 10 Japanese maple trees at a ceremony in Buffalo.

​Manitou BF has announced that Manitou BF and Toyota Industries Corporation havesigned an agreement relating to the purchase by Manitou BF of a block of 1,120,000 of its own shares at a unit negotiated price of 13.38 euros and representing approximately 2.8% of its share capital.

Manitou Americas Inc., based in West Bend, Wisc., a leader in designing and manufacturing compact equipment under the Gehl, Manitou and Mustang brands for construction and agricultural markets, will be the “Official Construction Equipment” sponsor for the 21st straight year at the April 19 to 21, 2013, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif.

Since opening its new location in Charlotte, N.C., in June 2012, Atlantic Coast Toyotalift’s mission has been clear. “We want to be a premier dealer of quality compact equipment and accessories,” explained Patrick Cudicio, regional operations manager of ACT Construction Equipment.