Alabama's newest auto manufacturing plant under construction

(image: WPMI) Alabama's newest auto manufacturing under construction

Executives of Mazda and Toyota joined Governor Kay Ivey, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of construction at the 2,000-acre site.

The new $1.6 billion dollar plant will be in Limestone County west of Huntsville.

The facility is located just miles away from a Toyota engine plant that employs 1,400 people and produces more than 700,000 engines annually.

The plant will build 300,000 vehicles with 4,000 employees in 2021.

Jobs at the new plant will pay annual salaries averaging $50,000.

Toyota Corollas and Mazda's "yet to be revealed" *crossover model will be built there.

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