Toyota Boshoku America, an Erlanger-based manufacturer of automotive interior systems, has announced plans to expand its headquarters operations, creating 170 new jobs by next year.
The new jobs will be in addition to the current 100-member workforce in Erlanger. Total annual payroll after the hiring of all team members is expected to reach nearly $20 million.
The Toyota Boshoku America office currently occupies 23,000 s.f. in Erlanger’s CirclePort Business Park; the expansion will more than double the company’s space, bringing the total to 48,000 s.f. Construction on the project is already under way and is scheduled for completion by June 1. The company has received preliminary approval for tax benefits up to $1.7 million from the state for the project.
“Toyota Boshoku America is the perfect example of the world-class operations we seek in Kentucky,” said Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman. “We are very optimistic about the future of Toyota Boshoku America in Kentucky and plan to meet with officials from the company in Japan while on an economic development trip to Asia in June.”