BYB Poster revised 10.4 01Toyota is making Mississippi mobile.

Beginning with furniture production more than 70 years ago, the northeast corner of the state has a long history of manufacturing, and Toyota’s 2-million-square-foot facility continues the tradition. The state-of-the-art facility, nestled among the pastoral rolling hills in Blue Springs, has rolled almost one million Corolla vehicles off the line.

“The progress our team members have made over the past 10 years has been amazing,” says Vice President of Administration Mike Botkin. “Their commitment to quality and safety, plus the unwavering support we have received from the community, is the foundation of our success.”

Earlier this year, Toyota announced plans to build a nearly $10 million visitor and interactive training center. The facility will offer public tours showcasing how nearly 2,000 Mississippians produce ever-better Corollas vehicles, the world’s best-selling sedan of all time.

Toyota Mississippi also is turning up the tunes to celebrate 10 years since its groundbreaking.

Free “Back Porch Blues” Concert

To thank the community for its support, Toyota Mississippi will host "Back Porch Blues," a free outdoor community concert, Nov. 4, at Fairpark in Tupelo, Mississippi. A powerhouse lineup offers a little something for everyone. Soul Shockers will showcase its classic R&B styling at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band bringing the brass and the funk at 6:45 p.m. The seven-man soulful combo, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, will bring down the house when they roll out an eclectic sound of vintage rhythm and blues at 8 p.m.

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Toyota Mississippi has shown through collaboration with neighborhood non-profits that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen. During the event, the company will announce a special donation to a community partner during its event that is sure to get engines revving.