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History & Milestones

In 1996, we broke ground for the plant at TMMI, and since 1998, American hands have been making American vehicles. Here’s a look at how we got from there to here—then to now—including all of the important milestones along the way.

  • August 20, 2016

    20 year Anniversary Celebration.

  • June 6, 2016

    East Plant Highlander launched.

  • March 6, 2015

    4,000,000 vehicle produced.

  • August 22, 2014

    East Plant Highlander announced; $100 million investment, 300 jobs; 30,000 additional units.

  • December 5, 2013

    Highlander (Third Generation) Line-off Celebration.

  • July 26, 2013

    Additional Highlander Expansion announced; $30 million investment, 200 jobs, 15,000 additional units.

  • February 8, 2012

    Highlander expansion, including hybrid and exports, announced.

  • January 17, 2012

    3 millionth vehicle produced.

  • November 11, 2011

    15,000th Visitor Center guest.

  • October 22, 2011

    15-Year Anniversary Celebration.

  • February 9, 2010

    Visitors Center Grand Opening.

  • January 13, 2010

    Sienna (Third Generation) Line-Off Celebration.

  • October 8, 2009

    Highlander Line-Off Celebration.

  • August 4, 2009

    1 millionth Sienna produced.

  • August 8, 2008

    Last Tundra produced at TMMI.

  • November 16, 2007

    Sequoia (Second Generation) Line-Off Celebration.

  • January 11, 2007

    Tundra (Second Generation) Line-Off Celebration.

  • May 19, 2006

    10-Year Anniversary Ceremony.

  • November 10, 2005

    TMMI Family Center Grand Opening.

  • June 2, 2004

    1,000,000 vehicle lined off.

  • January 29,2003

    Toyota Children’s Center Grand Opening.

  • January 15, 2003

    Sienna Line-Off Ceremony

  • September 27, 2000

    East Plant Groundbreaking/Sequoia Line-Off Ceremony.

  • December 20, 1999

    East Plant announcement (Sienna).

  • December 10, 1998

    First Truck Ceremony (Tundra).

  • March 31, 1998

    West Plant expansion (Sequoia) announcement.

  • May 8, 1996

    West Plant Groundbreaking Ceremony.

  • February 1, 1996

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana incorporated in Indiana.

  • November 30, 1995

    Toyota announces Gibson County plant to build pickup trucks.