With the first steel column now in place, construction is well underway for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS). Team members celebrated the milestone with a small gathering at the plant site Tuesday.
Despite a heavy rain season, construction of the $1.6 billion advanced manufacturing facility in Limestone County remains on schedule.
“Today marks an exciting milestone for the MTMUS team and the state of Alabama,” said Masashi Aihara, president of MTMUS. “We are fully committed to this project and we can now see the beginning of our new campus taking shape.
“Soon, we will be proud to say ‘built in Alabama with pride.’”
Construction highlights include:
* 3.0 million cubic yards of dirt graded for site preparation. This is enough dirt to fill the Empire
State Building twice!
* 150,000 cubic yards of gravel poured to create the plant foundation, equal to filling 46 Olympic‐size swimming pools.
* 2,500 construction workers projected to be on site by late summer 2019.
MTMUS is expected to create up to 4,000 jobs and is currently in the process of hiring professional staff and skilled maintenance positions. Additional job postings will be added throughout the summer, with production hiring starting later this year. Interested candidates can learn more at www.mazdatoyota.com.