Toyota Manufacturing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to Gibson County. 

The company plans to expand its operations in the area through a $400-million expansion.

The Princeton plant will receive $131-million to consolidate it's mid-size Highlander SUV production line to the Gibson County location, producing both the hybrid and export versions of the car.  The new hiring will begin at the same time the plant is outfitted to increase production.  Toyota plans to increase production at the plant by 50,000 vehicles starting in late 2013.

Toyota currently employees 4,800 people at the Gibson County plant.  The facility produces the Sequoia full-size SUV, the Highlander, and the Sienna minivan.

Toyota started production in Gibson County in 1996.

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