Team members celebrated the milestone with a small gathering at the plant site.
Highlights of the massive construction project include:
- 3 million cubic yards of dirt will be graded for site preparation — enough dirt to fill the Empire State Building twice.
- 150,000 cubic yards of gravel poured to create the plant foundation, equal to filling 46 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- 2,500 construction workers projected to be on site by late summer 2019.
Despite a heavy rain season, construction of the advanced manufacturing facility remains on schedule, the automakers said. The construction project officially began last November with a groundbreaking ceremony
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is expected to create up to 4,000 jobs at the Huntsville plant and is currently in the process of hiring professional staff and skilled maintenance positions. Additional job postings will be added throughout the summer, with production hiring starting later in 2019.
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Mazda and Toyota announced their plans for the Alabama facility in January 2018.