Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) Fact Sheet

  • President: Millie Marshall
  • Groundbreaking: May 1996
  • Plant site: 4.3m square feet under roof on 1,160 acres
  • Investment: $4.3bn
  • Employment: About 5,100
  • Annual payroll: $325m
  • 2016 production volume: 401,843 units
  • Products: Sequoia, Sienna, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
  • Operations: Stamping, body weld, paint, plastics and assembly
TMMIs milestone Job 5m. The plant also builds Highlander (aka Kluger) for NAFTA and export sale in both LHD and RHD plus the Siena minivan

TMMI's milestone Job 5m. The plant also builds Highlander (aka Kluger) for NAFTA and export sale in both LHD and RHD plus the Siena minivan

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When long-time Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) Princeton workers Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998, they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they'd had a hand building it. Little did they know then they were to help build 4,999,999 more vehicles over the next 20 years.

"It's really seems like yesterday we opened the plant and started our journey with Toyota," the Chaparros said. We're so proud to have been a part of these 5m cars and all of TMMI's successes."

The milestone vehicle is a Sequoia Platinum and the 21 year old plant now employs 5,300. Total spend to date on the factory is about US$4.3bn.

"This milestone is a great testament to the men and women at Toyota Indiana," said plant president Millie Marshall.

Apart from building vehicles Americans want to buy, Toyota Indiana also attributes its success to support from various communities and elected officials.

"For more than 20 years, we've watched Toyota grow in Indiana - providing good jobs for Hoosiers, training future leaders, and giving back to the community," state governor Eric Holcomb said. "We celebrate the company's continued success, commitment to our state, and the five millionth vehicle produced. We look forward to witnessing Toyota's next milestone here in Indiana."

Marking the milestone vehicle, plant management awarded five local nonprofits with a surprise donation of US$15,000 each promoting initiatives ranging from workforce development to youth safety, and several STEM education programmes.