Toyota awards general contracts for new San Antonio plant

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. announced that it has awarded contracts for the plant it is constructing in San Antonio, Texas, to build Tundra full size trucks.

In February 2003, Toyota announced that it had chosen a 2000-acre site in San Antonio to build approximately 150,000 Tundra full size trucks annually, beginning in late 2006.

The new plant will represent an $800 million investment by Toyota and is expected to bring approximately 2,000 new jobs to Texas. Additionally, 18 automotive suppliers will set up operations on the site of the new plant. Those suppliers are expected to have an investment of over $150 million and employ about 1,500 people.

The Walbridge Aldinger/Bartlett Cocke joint venture was awarded the assembly building and press/body weld/plant office general contracts. The Graycor/Byrne joint venture was awarded the paint/general stores and utility zone general contracts.

Work on these projects began earlier this week. Many of the major trade subcontracts have been awarded with over 30% of those contracts going to minority-owned businesses.

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