Toyota Material Handling to break ground for $100M expansion

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Toyota Material Handling will break ground at the end of the month on a nearly $100 million expansion of its headquarters campus in Columbus.

The project involves the construction of a 295,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will be dedicated to making electric products in an effort to support consumer demand.

The company said the expansion will create 85 jobs and retain the current 1,883 workers.

“We are excited about this significant strategic expansion to our Columbus campus,” Senior Vice President of Operations,

Engineering and Strategic Planning Tony Miller said in a statement to Inside INdiana Business. “Electric products are more popular than ever, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to keep up with the increase in demand. This new actory will allow us to deliver those electric units to customers much more quickly than we can today.”

Toyota Material Handling manufactures a variety of industrial equipment, including electric forklifts, internal combustion cushion tire and pneumatic tire forklifts, electric terminal tractors, pallet jacks and stackers, and container handlers.

The new employees are expected to be hired by 2026, and their jobs will come with an average hourly wage of $28.88, Toyota said.

The company has been in Columbus since 1990, and the expansion will represent a total of $400 million invested in the campus since that time.