U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Governor Haley Barbour and officials from Toyota Boshoku America that the company is planning production and hiring at its facility in Fulton, Mississippi:
"Today's announcement represents an important move forward for Mississippi workers and the Toyota facilities in Fulton and Blue Springs," said Wicker. "These are good jobs that will promote additional economic opportunities throughout the region."
The Fulton facility will produce parts for the Toyota Corolla that will be manufactured in Blue Springs, Miss. The Toyota project is estimated to create 250 new jobs.