Toyota supplier in Baldwyn restarting

Toyota Auto Body is restarting its plant in Baldwyn, where the supplier is known as Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi.

The plant, which will supply stamped parts, body weld parts and plastic parts to Toyota’s assembly plant in Blue Springs, will open in fall 2011 to coincide with its opening.

The $200 million APMM plant will employ about 300 people, about 100 less than originally announced in 2007.

Said Gov. Haley Barbour in a release:

“It’s great news that Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi will restart its operations in Mississippi and provide support for the Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs. We expect more suppliers to begin work and create jobs as the auto plant prepares to start production. Toyota and its suppliers have been committed partners throughout this process, and I appreciate their dedication to our state.”

And from Baldwyn Mayor Michael James:

“This is an exceptional company and we could not be any more excited for them to resume operations at this plant in our community.”

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APPM is the second supplier to announce plans that it was resuming operations. On July 21, Arvin Sango said it was getting its Henderson, Tenn., plant going again. That $4 million project will open by mid-2011 and employ 40 people. Arvin Sango will make exhaust systems for Toyota Mississippi.

Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal