Toyota USA To Manufacture More Transmissions

Since its opening in 1998, Toyota’s Buffalo, West Virginia engine plant has produced more than 10 million powertrain units (engine and transmission) and the subsidiary has recently announced it will invest $102 million in the facility to increase its production.
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In order to keep up with the strong demand, Toyota will increase the 6-speed automatic transmission production by 20,000 per month in early 2015, a project which will create more than 100 jobs.

“This capacity increase helps us meet growing North American demand and is a part of our localization strategy to ‘build where we sell,’” said Millie Marshall, TMMWV senior vice president of manufacturing and administration. “This latest investment helps us better serve our North American customers and prepares us for an even brighter future.”

Currently, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has 1,300 employees and builds 6-speed transmissions for the Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Lexus RX 350, Sienna and Venza models.
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