Toyota breaks ground for Michigan tech-center expansion
Toyota is celebrating the start of construction at its Michigan Tech Center, breaking ground on a significant expansion.
The company expects to spend $126 million on the project, paying for two new buildings at the York Township site. The campus will receive a new prototype facility and a supplier center, fostering face-to-face collaboration between Toyota engineers and third-party companies.
The TTC buildout also includes an expansion plan for the company’s powertrain development facility at its Ann Arbor Township campus. The move is expected to give the Michigan facility an advantage in future transmission and engine development efforts.
The Japanese automaker is planning to relocate 300 team members to Michigan, including procurement and development positions from Kentucky and development and powertrain staff from California.
The Michigan expansion is a small part of the company’s geographic restructuring in the US, which also involves moving its North American headquarters from Torrance, California, to Plano, Texas. The HQ shift will affect approximately 2,000 workers from California and 1,000 employees from Kentucky.
Expansion at the Michigan Tech Center is scheduled to be complete late next year.