Toyota to Add 200 Jobs at Indiana Factory in 2014 Created by kblakeslee on 7/26/2013 3:40:05 PM
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) _ Toyota says it will boost production of the Highlander SUV at its southwestern Indiana plant and add 200 jobs there next year.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. announced Friday that it's increasing Highlander production by 15,000 units at its Princeton plant as part of a $30 million investment.
The 200 new workers who will be hired will increase the plant's workforce to 4,700.
Plant President Norm Bafunno says the expansion will ``meet growing demand for the Highlander and is a part of our strategy to build vehicles where we sell them.''
The Princeton plant builds a gas version of the Highlander and will begin producing the hybrid version later this year. The new production volume will be the gas version.