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Toyota Adding 400 Indiana Jobs in $600 Million Answer to Trump

  • Princeton factory to expand output of Highlander SUVs
  • Trump criticized plan to open Corolla plant in Mexico
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Trump Delivers Manufacturing, Jobs Message to Auto CEOs

Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $600 million and add 400 jobs at an assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana, weeks after Donald Trump criticized Japan’s largest automaker for its plan to open a plant in Mexico.

The investment is part of a $10 billion spending plan over the next five years that the carmaker announced earlier this month to expand and modernize its U.S. factories, according to a company statement. The expansion in Indiana will boost production of the Highlander, Toyota’s second-best-selling sport utility vehicle in the U.S., by 40,000 units a year. The plant currently employs 5,100 workers.