- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) - Toyota Material Handling plans to hire more workers in Indiana for its business providing forklifts and related equipment.

The state announced Wednesday that the plans include creating up to 71 new jobs by 2019 at its facility in Columbus.

The business relocated its headquarters from Irvine, California, to Indiana in 2012 after investing $4.6 million to expand its office in Columbus. The state says the company has added 79 new positions in Indiana since relocating and is working to further strengthen its workforce.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered up to $100,000 in performance-based training grants based on the company’s job creation plans.

Toyota recently constructed a restaurant-style dining hall, which opened in July, and is now building a new wellness center, the Toyota Recreational Complex.

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