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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

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.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana
Wholly owned subsidiary
IndustryAutomobile manufacturing
FoundedMay 1996
HeadquartersPrinceton, Indiana
Key people
Millie Marshall (President)[1]
RevenueGreen Arrow Up.svg$2.148 billion (2005)
Number of employees
5,500
WebsiteToyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana was built in May 1996[1] 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.

In 2003, production of the Sienna minivan shifted to TMMI for the release of its redesigned 2004 model, while Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky produced the Solara in place of the Sienna.

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.

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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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) Fact Sheet". Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. April 17, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2009.