Toyota Material Handling Plant plans to expand

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Plan Commission passed two motions unanimously recommending annexing and rezoning property where Toyota Material Handling plans to build a 260,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

Toyota Material Handling is asking the city to annex 70.53 acres and rezone 65 acres directly north of its current facility. The property is on the east side of Interstate 65 and County Road 225 West, between Deaver Road and County Road 300 South.

The rezoning request calls for changing the 65 acres from a classification of Agricultural: Preferred to Industrial: General.

The expansion will allow the company to meet growing product demand, especially electrical forklifts.

Company executive Tony Miller said the goal is to start production in June of 2026 with 85 new employees.