Turnbull congratulates Toyota on increased production and new jobs for Ontarians
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - David Turnbull, Associate Minister of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation, today praised Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. for announcing it will increase production by 30,000 vehicles a year.
Today's announcement will create 700 new jobs at Toyota's plant in Cambridge.
"Since this plant opened in 1988, you have made a $3.1 billion investment and provided employment for nearly 4,000 Ontarians," Associate Minister Turnbull told company officials. "This demonstrates your continued confidence in Ontario's economy, and commitment to the community."
By next September, Toyota indicates it will be producing 250,000 vehicles a year.
"Toyota has always enjoyed a strong sense of partnership with government at all levels," said Ray Tanguay, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. "Today's announcement is, in part, a reflection of the positive economic climate in Ontario and the solid relationships that exist."
"The prime goal of our government is to contribute to economic prosperity, which helps the private sector create jobs," said the minister. "Toyota has managed to do both. This is very important to the continuing growth of our economy."
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