• 63°
Production has begun at the MTM auto plant in LImestone County and the companies running the facility continue to hire workers at a brisk pace.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing begins production on 2022 Corolla Cross

Hiring push underway to exclusively produce two vehicles

HUNTSVILLE – With the push of a button and an engine roaring to life, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) and its over 2,000 team members celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2022 Corolla Cross.

MTM, which is located next to Madison in the Huntsville portion of Limestone County is the only North American facility to produce the Corolla Cross as a joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation. The plant continues to hire in preparation for production of the as-yet-to-be- announced Mazda vehicle.

“This is the moment MTM and our North Alabama community have waited for since we broke ground in November 2018,” said Mark Brazeal, Vice President of Administration. “We are excited to see Corolla Cross in dealerships across the U.S.”

MTM is currently hiring more than 1,700 additional employees to join its existing workforce, eventually reaching up to 4,000 once production is in full operation next year. The plant has the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles a year, evenly split between the two nameplates.

“I’m so proud of our team members, and I’m excited to continue our hiring plan to add to our MTM family,” said Janette Hostettler, Vice President of Production. “Our team members exhibit a true commitment to safety and quality, and it is a big day for them to watch the Corolla Cross drive off our line ready to be shipped.”

MTM’s investment increased to $2.311 billion when the parent companies announced an additional $830 million commitment in the summer of 2020. The additional investment allowed MTM to incorporate more cutting-edge technologies into its manufacturing processes.

The 2022 Corolla Cross will hit dealerships in October. Individuals interested in applying for open MTM positions can visit www.MazdaToyota.com.

Harvest

Discard unneeded drugs at Medication Take Back on Oct. 23

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC cadets to terrify with Trunk or Treat

Harvest

Vive le Livre to feature author Madeline Miller on Nov. 17

Madison

Hogan Family YMCA to host Honk or Treat on Oct. 30

Bob Jones High School

4 Madison seniors rep Alabama in Youth Leadership Summit for Peace

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – October 13, 2021

Madison

Hogan Family YMCA opens new sessions for water sports, exercise

Madison

MCSO: Arrest made for recent scams targeting the elderly

Madison

Only in Alabama: black bass

Madison

Museum to open exhibit featuring contemporary airbrush artwork

Harvest

Lt. j.g. Jamie Ary from Hazel Green serves on USS Ronald Reagan

Bob Jones High School

Best in state, Bob Jones E-Sports Fusion claims eye-catching championship rings

Huntsville

Calhoun awards first scholarship honoring fallen officers

Business

Northrop Grumman marks opening of new facility in Cummings Research Park

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones claims high rankings in Scholars Bowl meet in Tuscaloosa

Bob Jones High School

Willett earns Eagle rank by building beds for North Alabama Foster Closet

James Clemens High School

President of principals’ association tours James Clemens

Harvest

Dining expands with opening of Moe’s in Town Madison, Jonathan’s in Clift Farm

Huntsville

St. John Paul II Catholic High School kicks off 25th anniversary year with Feast Day Mass and festival

Madison

Huntsville man charged with murder in shooting near Bridge Street

Madison

NASA is preparing SLS for launch, local celebration events planned

Huntsville

U.S. Space & Rocket announces new Space Camp Operations Center to be named for Boeing

Madison

Madison resident Sarah Tate reaches finalist status in Ms. Veteran America 2021 competition

Madison

Tootsie Roll 5K will benefit an extra sweet cause – special education

x