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Toyota Boosting Highlander Production At Ind. Plant

Wed, 06/02/2010 - 4:33am

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is boosting production of the gas model Highlander sport utility vehicle at its southern Indiana plant.

Toyota spokeswoman Kelly Dillon said Tuesday that production of all of company's gas model Highlanders for the North American market will be shifted in the coming months from one of Toyota's plants in Japan to its Princeton-area plant.

Dillon says Highlander hybrid engine models will still be made in Japan.

Toyota isn't sure how many additional gas model Highlanders the Gibson County plant will be producing. Theplant currently makes about 7,000 Highlanders a month.

Dillon says the company doesn't expect any significant increases in employment at the plant, which currently employs about 4,100 people.

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