Toyota Announces Start of Hiring at Blue Springs, MS Plant
First plant pillar being installed at the Toyota MS plant in 2007. The completed structure has been lying dormant for over 2-years. When Toyota announced in February 2007 that it was locating an automotive assembly plant in north Mississippi, it committed to creating 2,000 direct jobs. While in 2008 the company announced a delay in its plans to start producing vehicles in Blue Springs due to market conditions and a weak economy, Toyota completed construction at the north Mississippi facility and retained its existing workforce there.