TUPELO, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) — Five months after starting production, and weeks into its second production line shift, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is making progress toward full capacity, according to a plant executive.
The Daily Journal reports that David Copenhaver, vice president of administration for the Blue Springs plant, said the facility will be able to roll out 150,000 Corolla sedans a year. While Copenhaver declined to reveal how many cars the plant is making now, he said steady progress was being made.
"Things are going well," he said. "People work hard at the plant."
The plant now employs just under 2,000 workers. At full production — slated for later this year — the plant is expected to make 600 vehicles a day.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com