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Toyota, Mazda announce $1.6 billion plant for Huntsville, Alabama

Reuters  |  MONTGOMERY, Ala. 

By David ShepardsonMONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp said on Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump, who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.Toyota President Akio Toyoda and Mazda Chief Executive Officer Masamichi Kogai joined Alabama Governor Kay Ivey in Montgomery at an event to announce the decision."Welcome to sweet home Alabama," Ivey said to the two executives, after saying the anticipated 4,000 workers at the plant to be built in Huntsville ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 11:21 IST