Updated April 11, 2019

Toyota Boshoku America announced Wednesday the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating around 400 jobs once the plant reaches full production.

The new Athens factory will produce seat systems for vehicles built at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc., a joint venture assembly plant the automakers are constructing about 30 miles away in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County.

Company representatives outlined plans during Wednesdays formal announcement at Athens City Hall

The Toyota Boshoku facility will be on 42 acres in the Breeding North Industrial Park on Sanderfer Road. The industrial park is south of U.S. 72 and west of U.S. 31. The company anticipates starting construction around May 1, 2019.

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