Toyota Material Handling to hire more workers in Indiana

Toyota Material Handling USA Inc. said it plans to hire more workers in Indiana for its business providing forklifts and related equipment.

The state announced Wednesday that TMHU's plans include creating up to 71 jobs by the end of 2019 at its facility in Columbus.

The business, founded in 1967, relocated its headquarters from Irvine, California, to Indiana in 2012 after investing $4.6 million to expand its office in Columbus. The state says the company has added 79 new positions in Indiana since relocating and now has 182 full-time employees.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $100,000 in performance-based training grants that hinge on fulfillment of the job-creation plans.

TMHU recently constructed a restaurant-style dining hall, which opened in July, and is now building a new wellness center, the Toyota Recreational Complex.

TMHU's facility is connected to the plant operated by Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc., where the majority of Toyota forklifts sold in North America are built.

Toyota Forklifts has been the top-selling lift-truck brand in North America since 2002. It generated revenue of $8.2 billion in 2015.

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