Toyota Motor Corp. said on June 17 it is resuming construction of its $1.3-billion manufacturing plant in Blue Springs, Miss. Work, which had been indefinitely suspended since December 2008 at the 1.9-million-sq-ft factory, was mostly completed. The remaining project will be new painting facilities, says a spokeswoman. Toyota is expected to hire 2,000 production workers to manufacture 150,000 cars annually. Another 2,000 jobs are projected for suppliers and vendors. Unemployment in the area has averaged about 11%, slightly above the state average.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.