Toyota celebrates 30 years in Troy | Business and finance


Troy, Missouri – On June 25, approximately 1,500 people gathered at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds to celebrate 30 years of Toyota growth and manufacturing in Missouri.

The celebration was memorable for many reasons for the community leaders and Team Toyota members in attendance. Despite a rain delay in the middle of the event, the mood of the crowd was not dampened, as they enjoyed special performances by Night Ranger, a rock band made popular in the 1980s, and the hit -Country maker Easton Corbin.

“One of Toyota’s strengths is our sense of community and our commitment to one another,” said Wes Woods, president of Toyota Missouri. “This is just a small way to show our appreciation to our team members for all the work they and their families have done and continue to do to make Toyota a better place to work and Missouri a better place to work. best place to call home.”

Before the musical performances began, Toyota paid tribute to the special guests in attendance, including many frontline healthcare workers, hospital staff, first responders and local educators. The company also announced community investments of $30,000 to benefit Bread For Life and Sts. Care service Joachim and Ann.

Toyota opened the plant in 1991, then called Bodine Aluminum, with an expected employment of 300 people.

Today, 30 years later, Toyota Missouri has a team of more than 1,000 people and represents a $564 million investment in the state of Missouri.

The plant can produce more than three million cylinder heads annually for Toyota and Lexus vehicles throughout North America.

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