Toyota To Add 250 Jobs At Alabama Plant

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Toyota says its on track to add 250 jobs at its Huntsville plant next summer, when the automaker plans to expand its production of engines.

Mark Brazeal, general manager of administration for Toyota Manufacturing Alabama, says the plant received more than 10,000 applications for the new jobs and is in the process of hiring workers.

The Huntsville plant makes eight- and six-cylinder engines for Toyota pickup trucks and SUVs. After the expansion, it will produce four-cylinder engines as well.

The Toyota plant, located in the North Huntsville Industrial Park, opened in 2003.