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.