Toyota, suppliers to mark Corolla launch

toyota-logoTUPELO – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi has been building the new 2014 Corolla for more than a month, and next week, it will celebrate with an invitation-only event at the BancorpSouth Arena.

The event is for Toyota’s 2,000 team members and their families, along with TMMMS suppliers and their families.

They’ll celebrate at the Arena on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The invitation for the big party is billed as the “Greatest Reveal on Earth,” a play on the “Greatest Show on Earth” tagline made popular by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

The new 11th-generation Corolla should be hitting dealership lots soon.

Since TMMMS began production in October 2011, the plant has produced nearly 250,000 Corollas, including a few thousand of the newest model.