Toyota joins rivals in promoting previously planned U.S. growth, announces $600 million Indiana expansion

By USA Today

Jan 25, 2017

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Japanese automaker Toyota joined the parade of manufacturers seeking to highlight their U.S. investments in the President Trump age with an announcement Tuesday that it would expand its Princeton, IN, factory.

Following criticism from Trump over its investments in Mexico, Toyota said Tuesday that it would add 400 jobs at the Indiana plant to bolster production capacity for the Highlander sport-utility vehicle.

Toyota spokesman Scott Vazin confirmed that the $600 million Indiana investment was already in the works before Trump's victory in November's election.

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