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Toyota Boshoku waiting on Toyota

DORSEY — Toyota Boshoku has invested about $80 million in its plant in the Dorsey community of Itawamba County.

Now the company is awaiting word from Toyota about whether it will get any work.

Toyota Boshoku is a manufacturer of automotive interior systems.

Todd Sousa, a senior manager at Toyota Boshoku, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Toyota has not made its outsourcing decisions for the Blue Springs plant next year.

Sousa says he’s been told that the decision will be made in August or September.

He says Boshoku makes seats for multiple vehicles, so the company can handle the Corolla.

If and when the plant opens, Toyota Boshoku plans to employee between 500 and 600 people. Construction in the plant was completed last year.

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