Wicker Says Toyota Decision Good News for Mississippi Workers

July 10, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today said Toyota’s announcement that it will produce the hybrid Prius model at their Blue Springs plant is good news for Mississippi workers.

“Workers in Northeast Mississippi will now be helping build a leading car of the future,” Wicker said.  “Hybrid vehicles have a bright future in our country.  With gasoline costs at record prices, demand for cars like the Prius has skyrocketed.  Our country’s transition to a more hybrid-friendly market is great news for both our nation and Mississippi’s workforce.”