As sensational as the announcement 25 years ago when Mercedes-Benz launched Alabama into automotive manufacturing was the announcement January 10 that Toyota and Mazda...
The plant should begin operations by 2021 and have an estimated annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units.
Alabama and Mississippi are both considered strong contenders.
Huntsville’s Toyota engine plant will undergo a comprehensive $106 million upgrade to enable it to build engines that complement Toyota’s New Global Architecture.
Last month’s Southern Automotive Conference in Birmingham drew 1,200 attendees to hear from the industry’s leaders about how the challenges of electrification, ever-longer supply chains and changing consumer demand will be met.