The money for the Buffalo plant will allow for building expansion and additional equipment.
Toyota Motor Corp. says it is investing an additional $750 million at five USA plants that will bring almost 600 new jobs.
The Georgetown plant additions are part of $750 million in new investment in production in five states.
The motor plant, located in North Huntsville Industrial Park and separate from the under-construction Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA facility, is making its largest hiring increase in the history of the plant that broke ground in 2001.
In 2017, Toyota announced it was putting $1.33 billion in the Georgetown plant to upgrade to Toyota's New Global Architecture, which uses the same underlying platform across groups of vehicles while the upper vehicle bodies differ by models. At the time, the average total hourly compensation for jobs at the plant was $45.47 - more than $90,000 a year for 40 hours of work a week, according to state documents.More news: Queen Elizabeth II will create a new Household for Meghan and Harry
Since the Huntsville plant has opened it has produced more than 6 million engines. "Long-term investments in West Virginia, by companies like Toyota, will continue to benefit out state's economy, communities, and her people", Senator Manchin said.
The plant was built as Toyota's first "wholly-owned vehicle manufacturing plant" in the United States.
"In West Virginia, Toyota represents more than just good jobs".
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. executives, local officials, and Gov. Matt Bevin got together for the announcement.
The West Virginia-made hybrid transaxles are to be used in Highlander Hybrids that are built at Toyota's Princeton, Ind., manufacturing plant.More news: Michael Bennett: I used to hate the Patriots
The company plans to invest $288 million in new 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine lines, Toyota North Alabama president David Fernandes said at a news conference.
The company plans to begin increasing production in May, starting with the Lexus ES Hybrid.
"Today's exciting announcement shows Toyota's recognition and continued trust in the high-level skills and expertise of our fantastic team here in Kentucky", said Susan Elkington, president of Toyota's Kentucky facility.
"Toyota has been a remarkable corporate partner to the commonwealth for the past 30 years, and we thank the company for its continued commitment to Kentucky".
In hybrid vehicles, the transaxle takes the place of conventional transmission. "This latest investment, the company's seventh in Huntsville, signals Toyota's confidence in our workforce and its commitment to continued investment in this facility - more than $1.2 billion to date". "By boosting our USA manufacturing footprint, we can better serve our customers and dealers and position our manufacturing plants for future success with more domestic capacity".More news: Kylie Jenner Had Another Name In Mind for Stormi!