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First steel column rises at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

April 23, 2019 / Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has marked a milestone in its $1.6 billion project to build an auto assembly plant in Alabama as the first steel column is now in place at the construction site in Limestone County. The development signals that construction is well under way on the plant, which will produce 300,000 vehicles annually.
Today marks an exciting milestone for the MTMUS team and the state of Alabama, said Masashi Aihara, president of MTMUS. We are fully committed to this project and we can now see the beginning of our new campus taking shape. Soon, we will be proud to say, Built in Alabama with pride. Despite a heavy rain season, construction of the advanced manufacturing facility remains on schedule, the automakers said. The construction project officially began last November with a groundbreaking ceremony.