Toyota Touts Indiana Impact

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana has more than 5,100 employees in Princeton. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana has more than 5,100 employees in Princeton.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. says a new study from a national automotive organization suggests the automaker supported about 27,500 jobs in Indiana as of 2015. The report from the Center for Automotive Research also shows employees in Indiana accounted for $1.6 billion in payroll.

The study suggests, in 2015, about one out of every 100 workers in Indiana was employed at least in part as a result of Toyota manufacturing, sales, logistics or support operations.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana has more than 5,100 employees in Princeton, who produced 400,000 vehicles in 2016, the highest number in its 20-year history. The company says that number will rise when Toyota adds 400 jobs as part of a $600 million investment to expand and modernize the plant by 2019.

The automaker says there is community impact as well. TMMI reports, in 2016, its team members logged more than 20,000 volunteer hours for local organizations.

Throughout the United States, the Center for Automotive Research study pegged Toyota's total employment impact at more than 470,000 jobs, supporting more than $32 billion in payroll income.

You can see the full report by clicking here.

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