Together with Governor Haley Barbour and Toyota Auto Body chairman Toshio Mizushima, officials from Lee County, City of Baldwyn, and the Community Development Foundation celebrated the start of production of Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM).
The tier-one automotive supplier currently employs 340 team members and manufactures stamped parts, body weld parts, and plastic parts for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi.
“This is a very exciting day, and the Lee County Board of Supervisors are pleased to be a part of celebrating the newest products made in Lee County, by the people of Lee County,” said Joe McKinney, president of the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “The quality jobs created by APMM will affect generations of people from this area, and we sincerely thank you for making this investment in our workforce.”
APMM has invested over $250 million in Lee County. Their facility is located in North Lee County, and receives its utilities from the City of Baldwyn.
“On behalf of the people of Baldwyn, we congratulate APMM on their start of production and thank you for choosing Lee County as the headquarters for your North American operations,” said Mayor Michael James, City of Baldwyn. “We look forward to partnering with this company for many years to come.”
APMM is located at 100 TAB Way in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex, a 1,200-acre industrial park that currently houses seven industries, employing over 1,900. The park is owned and marketed by the Community Development Foundation. “This is a historic time in Lee County,” said Dr. David Irwin, Community Development Foundation chairman. “As the age of automotive manufacturing begins in Northeast Mississippi, we celebrate the efforts of all of our partners who helped recruit APMM to the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex, and congratulate this special company on their start of production.”