Toyota Alabama http://apr.org en Toyota Plant in Huntsville Hits a Milestone http://apr.org/post/toyota-plant-huntsville-hits-milestone State and local officials are set to celebrate a milestone for a north Alabama auto engine plant. Gov. Robert Bentley, U.S. senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby and others plan to commemorate the production of the 3-millionth engine at Toyota Motor Manufacturing's plant in Huntsville. The plant produced a record 540,000 engines last year and is the only Toyota plant globally to build four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines. The celebration comes on the heels of an announcement Monday that firearms manufacturer Remington Outdoor Co. plans to expand to Huntsville. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:40:31 +0000 Associated Press 47006 at http://apr.org Toyota Plant in Huntsville Hits a Milestone Gov. Bentley Says Japan Trip Strengthened Relationships http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-japan-trip-strengthened-relationships <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he used his trip to Japan to strengthen existing relationships with Japanese companies.</p><p>Bentley told reporters Monday that his five-day trip focused mostly on relationship building, but also included some economic development and recruitment opportunities.</p><p>Bentley says he met with top executives from Honda and Toyota, both of which have operations in Alabama. He also met with executives at Hayashi Telempu, an automotive parts supplier.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:47:15 +0000 The Associated Press 41827 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says Japan Trip Strengthened Relationships Toyota Spending $150M at Ala Engine Plant http://apr.org/post/toyota-spending-150m-ala-engine-plant <p>Toyota is spending $150 million on equipment as part of its expansion at an engine plant in north Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The car manufacturer said Thursday the machinery will help fill out space created during an $80 million plant expansion announced previously.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The work is supposed to be finished by early 2014, and 125 jobs are being added in Huntsville. Once done, total employment will be 1,150.<br> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:42:03 +0000 The Associated Press 32787 at http://apr.org Toyota Spending $150M at Ala Engine Plant