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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (December 10, 2009) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) will add a second shift to build more RAV4s at its Woodstock, Ontario facility in March 2010. TMMC, which also builds the Corolla, Matrix, and the Lexus RX350, will add more than 800 jobs and increase RAV4 production to 150,000 vehicles. Hiring begins this month.
Production of the RAV4 SUV began in November 2008 with one-shift and 1,200 Team Members. Toyota will now build the majority of RAV4s for the North American market in Ontario.
“Thanks to the high demand for this popular vehicle, we are able to increase production in Woodstock,” said Ray Tanguay, president of TMMC. “We are very pleased to be able to continue our growth and provide jobs in the local community. This is a vote of confidence in the RAV4 product, the quality of our suppliers and the capability of our Canadian Team Members. In addition, this move demonstrates Toyota’s continued commitment to North American production and to building where we sell.”
The additional 800 jobs will boost the total TMMC employment to approximately 6,500. TMMC has manufactured vehicles since November 1988 and has the capacity to build 420,000 units annually.
“I would like to congratulate Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada for this latest investment in the Woodstock, Ontario plant,” said the Honourable Tony Clement, Federal Minister of Industry. “This is a strong and tangible recognition of our highly skilled workforce, our competitive business environment and that Ontario is the best place in the world to build cars.”
Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade for Ontario added, “The increase in RAV4 production means the addition of a second shift in Woodstock, the creation of 800 new jobs, more work for the entire supply chain – and most importantly it means that Toyota has confidence in Ontario’s workforce and business climate. We applaud the announcement made today by Toyota, and we congratulate the entire team as they continue to contribute to our province’s success.”