Princeton-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana Inc. is planning to hire an additional 60 production workers by the end of June. The company says the move is a result of demand for the 2014 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models.
May 1, 2014
Princeton, Ind. — Toyota Indiana will hire another 60 production team members by the end of June as it prepares to increase volume to meet demand for the all-new 2014 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models.
Sales for Highlander, which is now exported to the Russian and Australian regions, were up 28 percent over April 2013.
Aerotek, the agency that manages variable workforce for Toyota Indiana, is seeking applicants for manufacturing positions at the plant. Interested people may apply online at www.aerotekin.com.
Two Toyota Indiana team members have been promoted to positions of manager and assistant general manager. They are:
Gary Roy, Boonville, Ind., manager, West Assembly.
Craig Kelle, Newburgh, Ind., assistant general manager, Assembly Conveyance, Assembly Engineering Support Services and Pilot.
“These promotions speak volumes about the development of our entire team,” said Leah Curry, vice president of Manufacturing, Toyota Indiana. “It's very encouraging to know that our team members are always taking steps to continuously improve the strength of our company. I know that Craig and Gary will be successful in their new roles.”
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. More than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America sold over 2.3 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs nearly 39,000 people in North America and its investment here is valued at more than $24.5 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $30 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
Toyota Indiana began production in Princeton, Ind., in 1998. Today, Toyota Indiana employs about 4,700 team members from the Tri-State to build the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, Sienna minivan and Highlander and Highlander Hybrid midsize sport utility vehicles. Toyota’s total investment at the Princeton, Ind., plant is $3.9 billion.
Source: Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana