Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Plant Update
In a recent press release, Mazda gave us a fantastic update about the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant. It is currently being built in Alabama. Keep reading to learn more! There are some pretty interesting facts inside.
Mazda noted that despite poor weather, construction of the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc plant is well underway. Team members there recently celebrated when the first steel column went up. It was a true milestone which they honored with a small gathering at the plant site. Construction at the site remains on schedule.
“Today marks an exciting milestone for the MTMUS team and the state of Alabama,” said Masashi Aihara, president, MTMUS. “We are fully committed to this project and we can now see the beginning of our new campus taking shape. Soon, we will be proud to say ‘built in Alabama with pride.’”
Some of the construction highlights include:
- 3.0 million cubic yards of dirt graded for site preparation. This is enough dirt to fill the Empire State Building twice!
- 150,000 cubic yards of gravel poured to create the plant foundation, equal to filling 46 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- 2,500 construction workers projected to be on site by late summer 2019.
The Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A, Inc (MTMUS) plant should bring approximately 4,000 new job openings to the Huntsville, Alabama area. Right now, the automakers are in the process of hiring professional staff and skilled positions. More job openings are set to be added during the summer months. Production should begin sometime late this year.
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. is a co-owned and operated automotive manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the ability to produce approximately 300,000 new vehicles a year. How awesome is that?
With this in mind, we’re sure to have more updates about MTMUS. So by all means, please check back often!