NewsPublic Affairs / August 25, 2015

Toyota Plans $16M Expansion Of Indiana Forklift Factory

The expansion will establish a facility for the division's headquarters, and add a new cafeteria and more locker room space.Toyota, Columbus, forklifts2015-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Toyota Plans $16M Expansion Of Indiana Forklift Factory

Toyota plans to spend $16 million to renovate and expand its Columbus, Ind. factory where it builds forklifts like this one.

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Toyota plans to spend $16 million to renovate and expand a central Indiana factory where it builds three-and four-wheel forklifts and other equipment.

Toyota senior manager Steve Pride says the Industrial Equipment Manufacturing campus near Columbus was about 250,000 square-feet 25 years ago. It will be just over a million square-feet with the upcoming expansion, to be completed in September 2016.

Tony Miller, a Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. senior vice president, tells The Republic that the expansion will establish a facility for the division's headquarters, and add a new cafeteria and more locker room space.

Toyota has about 1,100 workers in the manufacturing facility, along with some 175 people working in sales, marketing and distribution.

 

 

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