MTM has announced that it will hire more than 2,000 additional employees to join its existing workforce in Huntsville, potentially reaching as many as 4,000 once production is fully operational next year.
The Alabama plant has the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles per year, split equally between the two nameplates. Construction on installation started in early 2019.
“Northern Alabama welcomed us with open arms and I hope the community is just as excited as we are about our first vehicle, the Corolla Cross,” said Janette Hostettler, MTM vice president of production.
“It will really be an Alabama product, assembled here and sold across the country,” she added.
MTM’s investment rose to more than $ 2.3 billion when parent companies announced an additional $ 830 million commitment last summer. The additional investment, announced in August 2020, will allow MTM to integrate more advanced technologies into its manufacturing processes.
Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said MTM’s investment in its Huntsville assembly plant is poised to transform the northern Alabama region.
“We are confident that the revolutionary collaboration between Mazda and Toyota will drive growth not only for businesses but also for northern Alabama for generations,” said Secretary Canfield.
The all-new Corolla Cross will expand the production lineup for the Alabama auto industry, which by the end of 2021 will assemble 15 different models.
Toyota announced plans for the corolla cross earlier today.