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Toyota hiring more workers

More jobs are coming to the Toyota plant in Gibson County. 

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana has announced that it will increase the size of the plant near Princeton by 70,000 square feet and hire 300 more workers to increase production of the Highlander SUV

A news release from the company says the moves amount to a $100 million investment. If you include both Toyota and its suppliers, the expansion represents an investment of $430 million.

More than 4,500 workers – or as Toyota calls them, “team members” -- work at the Gibson County plant. They produce the Highlander and Sequoia SUVs and Sienna minivans.

Two years ago, Toyota announced plans to increase Highlander production by 50,000 vehicles a year -- up to 180,000 -- adding export versions for the Australia and Russia markets.

The company has added more than 600 additional team members since the 2012 announcement.