September 22, 2006
Toyota marks official construction start on Woodstock, Ontario auto plant
Woodstock, Ontario – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) celebrated the official start of construction of its new Woodstock, Ontario assembly plant, with a ceremony marking placement of the first steel girder. The new facility is Toyota’s second Canadian assembly plant and is the first greenfield automotive assembly facility in Canada in almost 20 years; it represents an investment of approximately $1.1 billion and will employ 2,000 people.
The new plant will open in 2008 and will have the capacity to build 150,000 RAV4 vehicles per year. TMMC builds the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix and Lexus RX350 nearby in Cambridge, Ontario, where it employs 4,500 people; that plant opened in November 1988.