Toyota Starts Second Shift In Blue Springs

The second shift began as Toyota ramps up production of the Corolla at the plant that opened last fall.

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Inc. has started a second shift at the plant in Blue Springs.

The second shift began Monday as Toyota ramps up production at the plant that opened last fall.

The plant is manufacturing the Corolla and has a maximum production capacity of 150,000 cars each year. It has about 2,000 employees.

David Copenhaver, vice president of administration at TMMMS, says in a statement that the start of a second shift is a significant milestone for the plant.

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