But, business being business and politics being what they are right now, it also seems likely that Toyota's expansion of its United States production is a show of allegiance to the powers that be in hopes of staving off increased tariffs on the goods that it imports from Japan.
Toyota said it will exceed a 2017 pledge to invest $10 billion over five years with a new commitment to reach almost $13 billion over the same period, including Thursday's announcement.
Six million engines have come from the local assembly plant.
Toyota announced past year it would jointly build a new $1.6 billion plant with Mazda Motor Corp in Alabama.
Ivey was invited to the announcement at the Toyota facility but could not attend because of a scheduling conflict. At the time, the average total hourly compensation for jobs at the plant was $45.47 - more than $90,000 a year for 40 hours of work a week, according to state documents. Right now, the plant has the capacity for 120,000 units.
$288 million for increasing annual engine capacity at Toyota's Huntsville, Ala., facility. Attracting a talented and highly skilled workforce is of great importance to companies like Toyota, and I look forward to having them, and more than 230 other employers, represented at our upcoming job fair on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m.at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
"We are especially grateful that workers in Central Kentucky will not only benefit from the strong consumer market for SUVs by producing the RAV4 Hybrid starting in January 2020 but also from the Lexus ES 300 Hybrid production this year", U.S. Sen. It will also invest $238 million in a Kentucky plant to build hybrid versions of the Toyota RAV4 and Lexus ES 300h.
Leaders with the company said they will mainly invest in their equipment and infrastructure to start building hybrid engine blocks.
"These latest investments represent even more examples of our long-term commitment to build where we sell", Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota Motor North America said Thursday in a written statement. The plant has the capacity of 12,000 units.
"Today's exciting announcement shows Toyota's recognition and continued trust in the high-level skills and expertise of our fantastic team here in Kentucky", said Toyota Kentucky President Susan Elkington. "It is because of our workforce and statewide partnerships that Toyota has continued to grow and prosper in Alabama". We are immensely proud that the Bluegrass State is home to Toyota's largest manufacturing operation, and we enthusiastically support this substantial investment to address the rising demand for hybrid vehicles.
We could very well be seeing the beginning of the Teddy Era in Miami, less than a day after it seemed that path was closed. If Payton stays with the Saints, the plan is for Bridgewater to eventually take over as the team's starting quarterback.
Almost 78,500 units were recalled, in addition to the 50,000 previously recalled in the United States in January 2019. Under the expansion, HP is recalling another 78,500 laptop batteries , building upon the 50,000 it recalled in 2018.
Prosecutors said those claims were false as neither of the Gianulli sisters is a member of the university's rowing team. Those include Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman and TPG Growth founder Bill McGlashan.
The long-standing Communications Secretary, Jason Knauf, will become a "special adviser" to William and Kate . She added: "And what I'm told through my sources at the palace, that each of them has their own niche".
Watch the game LIVE on TSN1 at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt. "We're gonna go small, and attack that way", Rivers said. He has averaged 22 points over the last five games and has made five 3-pointers in each of the last three.
According to the website Downdetector , Facebook's outage spanned the globe, with reports of disruptions concentrated on the U.S. The company also quickly dismissed concerns that the outage was the result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
Western Canada had the lowest job outlook at seven per cent compared to Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada. The survey encompassed more than 60,000 employers around the world, including more than 11,600 in the US.
CDC: 64 flu-related child deaths so far this season
Through the week ending March 2, as many as 26.3 million people have had the flu this season, which began on October 1. Last week, about 60 percent of the flu virus samples tested were the more troublesome strain, known as Type A H3N2.
Avengers Endgame trailer: Tony Stark is back on Earth
Less than a week after Captain Marvel's arrival, the studio has already dropped a big new trailer for Avengers: Endgame . When he says, "I was really hoping to pull off one last one", tells us that we're in for an epic ride.
Rockets Launched at Tel Aviv
A statement by the Hamas armed wing said it was "not responsible for the firing of the rockets tonight towards the enemy". Late Thursday, local media said that Egyptian mediators left the territory.
Meghan Markle goes on maternity leave
The pair seemed pleased to see each other and warmly embraced after they exchanged a cheerful greeting, Judi James claimed. Buckingham Palace has said that Meghan does not "currently have any more official engagements scheduled".
Wall Street ekes out gains at open after inflation data
Stocks are moving steadily higher in midday trading on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row. The S&P 500 posted 45 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 67 new highs and 21 new lows.
Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't publicly comment on nominations, which for 2019 had to be submitted by February 1.
Men Exploit Bitcoin ATMs in Canada for $200,000
The second double-spends that transaction with a transaction with higher fees , paying only the change address. Calgary is home to a total number of 45 Bitcoin ATMs , but only 21 of them support Bitcoin sales.
Numbers drawn for $448 million Powerball jackpot
One third-prize ticket worth $50,000 was sold in New Jersey at the 7-Eleven store on Huyler Street in South Hackensack. The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.