Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana
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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) is an automobile manufacturing factory located in Gibson County, Indiana, nearly halfway between Princeton and Fort Branch, and mostly in Union Township. It is part of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA), owned by Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan. With over 5,500 employees, TMMI is the largest employer in the Evansville Area.
Front entrance of TMMI
|Wholly owned subsidiary|
|Millie Marshall (President)|
|Revenue||$2.148 billion (2005)|
Number of employees
|Website||Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana|
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana was built in May 1996 to begin production of a full-size pickup truck solely for the North American market. TMMI began production of the Tundra in 1999 for the 2000 model year, and Sequoia production began a year later for 2001. Both the Tundra and the Sequoia were new to the market and have only been sold in North America; the Tundra replaced the Toyota T100 in the US market.
On July 10, 2008, Toyota announced that they would consolidate Tundra production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas in San Antonio after 2008. Owing to the large unsold supply of Tundras and Sequoias, production of both Tundras and Sequoias would be suspended. Toyota also announced that production of the Highlander would be shifted to TMMI and would start in 2009. Production of the Sequoia later resumed, although at a reduced output.
The roughly 950,000 square foot factory is split into two different plants. The original factory, "West Plant," produces Highlanders and Sequoias. TMMI later expanded to add "East Plant" which produces Siennas. Both plants have joined weld, stamping, and plastic production sections. East Plant also started producing Highlanders as of 2016. Both plants have undergone large expansions to support the high domestic and worldwide demands for the Highlander.
TMMI is the sole source of Highlanders for all markets worldwide except China. Chinese-market Highlanders are made in China exclusively for the Chinese market.
Present automobiles producedEdit
Past automobiles producedEdit
- Toyota Tundra (1999-2008) (West)
- "Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) Fact Sheet". Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. April 17, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2009.