Tundra Engine Plant in Alabama Getting Expansion - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum
TundraTalk.net now has a Photo Gallery available to all users. Upload your photos today!
Toyota Tundra Header Background Toyota Tundra Header Right
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us

Go Back   TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Toyota Tundra News & Polls > Toyota Tundra News
Register Home Forums Active Topics Photo Gallery Gameroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

TundraTalk.net is the premier Toyota Tundra Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 100 Times in 39 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Tundra Engine Plant in Alabama Getting Expansion



Toyota has just acquired an additional 134 acres of land in Alabama so that the engine manufacturing facility can be expanded. The expansion is to build V6 engines for the Highlander hybrid that will be built in Indiana and the Lexus RX hybrid that will be made in Canada. Indiana starts their production in fall of 2013 and the Canadian plant should be operational by the second quarter of 2014.The new engine line will be operational by spring of 2014, right in time to supply the Canadian Lexus plant.

The Huntsville facility currently produces four cylinder engines for the RAV4, Camry, Venza and Highlander. The plant also makes V6 and V8 engines for the Sequoia, Tundra and Tacoma trucks.

The Huntsville Town Council is leasing 134 acres of land to Toyota for one dollar a year. The land is valued at $6.7 million. After ten years, Toyota will have the option to purchase the property for two dollars but can continue to lease it if desired. Amongst other incentives being pursued, the city is asking Huntsville utilities to grant Toyota a $974,000 for development. Toyota has the option to buy 173 extra acres at $10,000 an acre. The automaker gets a discount from the $50,000 market rate.

Toyota is investing $88.3 million in the facility. This is the fourth expansion since the plant opened in 2003. When the new line is operational, it will have created 126 new jobs bringing a total of 1,150 employees to the plant. Once the project is complete, Toyota will have invested over $700 million into Huntsville.

Mayor Tommy Battle said, "Toyota has a $60 million economic impact on our community year in and year out."

[Source: All Alabama]
AutoGuide.com is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to AutoGuide.com For This Useful Post:
Asian Dave (07-31-2012), blake711 (08-06-2012), Coachbuilder1 (07-31-2012), dikkie (08-16-2012), GeoThundra (11-29-2012), Mr. Creosote (07-31-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 40 Times in 22 Posts
iTrader: (0)
WOW that is huge economic boost for the local economy.. That is why my next truck will be the Tundra!
Firemedzo1078 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Firemedzo1078 For This Useful Post:
blake711 (08-06-2012), dikkie (08-16-2012), Mr. Creosote (07-31-2012)
Old 08-06-2012, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 486
Thanks: 270
Thanked 761 Times in 307 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Gotta love the imports coming to the usa and going to right to work states and investing and putting people to work that want to work!
blake711 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to blake711 For This Useful Post:
dikkie (08-16-2012), fosterelli (10-20-2012), Mr. Creosote (08-06-2012)
Old 08-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Stonewall, LA
Posts: 161
Thanks: 70
Thanked 171 Times in 93 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Damn I thought this was going to be where the deisels were going to be made
martymarty is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to martymarty For This Useful Post:
blake711 (08-11-2012), dikkie (08-16-2012), GeoThundra (11-29-2012), Mr. Creosote (08-11-2012)
Old 08-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Kong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 659
Thanks: 530
Thanked 950 Times in 427 Posts
iTrader: (0)
The best thing is those jobs are not "do you want to super size that for a dollar more" type jobs. They are substantial jobs that someone can make a living at. MY cousin started at the plant they opened here in WV and is still working there today. He makes great money, and does really well for his family.
__________________
Kong is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Kong For This Useful Post:
dikkie (08-16-2012), Mr. Creosote (08-11-2012)
Old 08-12-2012, 01:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Premium Member
 
Vettelover84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SomeWhereBetweenHereandThere
Posts: 1,068
Thanks: 4,426
Thanked 1,916 Times in 771 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Garage
I drove by this plant quite a bit when I lived in Huntsville. I was proud to drive my Tundra around N. Alabama. Most people love Toyota around there.
__________________
2010 Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 4x2 4.5/5 Drop.. TexasRanger96 Electric fan Kit


"The Tundra hunts its prey. Oblivious to the approaching hungry beast, the Prius grazes on its diet consisting primarily of wheatgrass shakes and hipster espressos"
Vettelover84 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Vettelover84 For This Useful Post:
dikkie (08-16-2012), Mr. Creosote (08-12-2012)
Old 10-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 416
Thanks: 0
Thanked 266 Times in 124 Posts
iTrader: (0)
You should have stopped by Vette. I live about 10 miles from the planet and every time I go by it, my Tundra purrs a little smoother. Toyota is one reason our economy is very strong here. My property values have increased the last few years. There is building going on non-stop in Huntsville and growing daily.
67 Roadster is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 67 Roadster For This Useful Post:
dikkie (10-19-2012), Mr. Creosote (10-18-2012), Vettelover84 (10-18-2012)
Old 10-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Premium Member
 
TundraStyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 758
Thanks: 234
Thanked 873 Times in 425 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Thats some cheap land

I <3 my Tundra.
__________________
Texas Tundra Club #37
Magnetic Grey Club #51


2011 CrewMax 5.7L 4x4


TODO: CAI (TRD), Lock & Drop Tailgate, Front Facing Camera (Help Me?!)

DONE: Charcoal Delete, LED Interior, K&N Drop In, 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grappler's, 2.5" Level Kit, De-Badged, BHLM, Info Button, Smittybilt M1's.
TundraStyle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to TundraStyle For This Useful Post:
dikkie (10-19-2012), Mr. Creosote (10-18-2012), Vettelover84 (10-18-2012)
Old 10-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
toyturbodiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hershey Pa.
Posts: 967
Thanks: 50
Thanked 1,145 Times in 600 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Mid and southern states are leading the way their economic leadership, Right to Work laws. Imagine this deal being given by a northern rust belt state? Doubtful. Unions would howl at the injustice of it all, while the south cheers...and prospers.
__________________
2008 SR5 DC 5.7 MB Chaos rims, Firestone Bags, ARE Cap, AFE CAI, Borla Cat-Back, various other dangly bits and pieces. Retired USAF.
toyturbodiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to toyturbodiesel For This Useful Post:
dikkie (10-19-2012), fosterelli (10-20-2012), Mr. Creosote (10-18-2012), Vettelover84 (10-18-2012)
Old 10-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
Cereal Killer
Premium Member
 
Mr. Creosote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 18,313
Gameroom cash: $107605
Thanks: 191,728
Thanked 54,575 Times in 17,485 Posts
iTrader: (0)
A new plant would be a great place to produce a 7.0L engine with 450 hp.
__________________
Attention environmentalists, reduce emissions from this:
Mr. Creosote is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mr. Creosote For This Useful Post:
dikkie (10-19-2012), j_fuggin_t (10-19-2012), Vettelover84 (10-18-2012)
Old 10-19-2012, 05:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
"The Closer"
Premium Member
 
dikkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Posts: 10,483
Thanks: 156,590
Thanked 29,707 Times in 9,150 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Creosote View Post
A new plant would be a great place to produce a 7.0L engine with 450 hp.


don't forget to mention the 800 ft/lbs...

dikkie
__________________
5.7 4WD '08 cm ltd, b.u.cam, sonar parking sensors, puddle lights + signal in mirrors, 20" alloy, 305/50 Toyo tires, SSSB, moonroof, leather interior, hood protector, 3M vent visors, jason cap, stubby antenna, full map nav., dvd + wireless headsets, TRD dual exhausts, TRD rear sway bar, propane conversion, 60.75 gallon tanks, tow/haul package, CW-package...


http://www.facebook.com/Tundranl.nl
NOVEMBER 2012 TRUCK OF THE MONTH CONTEST WINNER.!!
RYRWDBTTBYCDI # 69
BTCM # 79
TWACCM # 30
dikkie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dikkie For This Useful Post:
Vettelover84 (10-19-2012)
Old 10-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,215
Thanks: 46
Thanked 4,951 Times in 2,113 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Creosote View Post
A new plant would be a great place to produce a 7.0L engine with 450 hp.
The domestics would probably require that kind of displacement to make that kind of power. After all both GM and Ford need 6.2 liters just to get over the 400 mark. I am sure Toyota could hit 450 and 450 in both categories if they were to just do a 6.2.
__________________
"Dude asked me why I bought a Toyota and not a Dodge. I said I used to drive a Dodge, until someone did me a favor and explained to me that the whole front suspension isn't normally supposed to be an annual maintenance item."

Last edited by eharri3; 10-19-2012 at 06:56 PM.
eharri3 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to eharri3 For This Useful Post:
dikkie (10-20-2012), GeoThundra (11-29-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Toyota Tundra News & Polls > Toyota Tundra News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Featured Product
Advertisement
» Auto Insurance
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Copyright © 2006-2009, TundraTalk.net. All Rights Reserved.