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Toyota to Build Lexus ES 350 at Its Georgetown, Kentucky Plant

April 19, 2013
Erlanger, KY, April 19, 2013 – For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States. The Lexus ES 350 will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in 2015, Toyota announced today.... more

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation to Kick Off in Washington, D.C.

April 02, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2013) – The Wyland Foundation and Toyota will launch the second annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation from the nation’s capital, with support from Mayor Vincent C. Gray and city leaders from around the country.... more

Watch the Live Webcast of Toyota’s Presentation at the March 27 Auto Summit

March 26, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. President/CEO Jim Lentz will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 New York Auto Summit on Wednesday, March 27. Follow the presentation via webcast beginning at 2:50 p.m. EDT.... more

Toyota Racing Team Visits Georgetown Plant

February 06, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2013) – Celebrated NASCAR drivers and Kentuckians Darrell and Michael Waltrip visited the Bluegrass today for a rare, preseason appearance at Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky., plant. Joining the Owensboro natives was a well-known group of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series drivers, along with several Toyota NASCAR team owners.
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Deutsche Bank Access Global Auto Industry Conference - James Lentz

January 16, 2013
Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Access Global Auto Industry Conference, Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO James Lentz talks about what's to come in the new year for automakers.... more

Media Advisory - Live Webcast of Toyota President & CEO’s Presentation at 2013 Global Auto Industry Conference

January 15, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. President and CEO James Lentz will speak at Deutsche Bank Securities’ 2013 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Follow the presentation via webcast beginning at 7:15 a.m. EST.... more

Toyota Sponsoring Two NASCAR Races at Richmond International Raceway in 2013

December 03, 2012
RICHMOND, Va., (Dec. 3, 2012)—Buckling up for two days of NASCAR excitement, Toyota and Richmond International Raceway announced today multi-year race entitlements, beginning with the April 26-27, 2013 doubleheader weekend at America’s Premier Short Track. The weekend features the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.... more

Motor Press Guild Keynote Address - Los Angeles Auto Show

November 28, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO Jim Lentz delivers MPG keynote address at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.... more

J.D. Power NADA Western Automotive Conference - Jim Lentz

November 27, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO Jim Lentz speaks about the future of the auto industry at J.D. Power NADA Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 2012.
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2012 Barclays Capital Global Automotive Conference - Bob Carter

November 14, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Senior Vice President Bob Carter discusses Toyota’s business and industry forecast, new vehicle strategy and the company’s focus on design and technology during the Barclays Capital Global Automotive Conference in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
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Live Webcast of Toyota Executive’s Presentation at Nov. 14 New York Auto Conference

November 13, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President Bob Carter will speak at the Barclays Capital Global Automotive Conference in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Follow the presentation via webcast beginning at 11:40 a.m. EST.... more

TMC Opens Intelligent Transport System Test Site in Japan

November 12, 2012
Toyota City, Japan, Nov. 12, 2012 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today began full-scale operations at its ITS Proving Ground, a new test site — within the grounds of the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture — established with the aim of reducing traffic accidents through Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technology.
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Toyota Produces 25 Millionth North American-Built Vehicle

October 30, 2012
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. The milestone vehicle – a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – represents 26 years of manufacturing, a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations and 365,000 jobs created in the U.S.

 

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Toyota Celebrates 35 Years of Research and Development in the United States

October 24, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich., (Oct. 24, 2012) – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with team members and executives this week at locations in Michigan, Arizona and California.
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Toyota Powers-Up First of its Kind Stationary Fuel Cell

October 17, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 – Furthering its commitment to alternative energy and the environment, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) activated today a new 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator on the Torrance headquarters campus. The fuel cell will supply approximately half of the electricity for six headquarters buildings during peak demand, while producing zero emissions. Designed and built by Ballard Power Systems, the proprietary Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) stationary fuel cell is the largest PEM fuel cell of its kind. The fuel cell is powered by hydrogen gas fed directly from a pre-existing industrial hydrogen pipeline, also a first for this technology. This direct power source allows Toyota to reduce utility grid electricity usage during peak power demand. The same hydrogen pipeline also supplies a hydrogen filling station adjacent to the TMS campus used to fuel Toyota’s and other manufacturers fuel cell hybrid vehicle fleets.
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Toyota Tundra Makes History Towing Space Icon

October 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 13, 2012) – A Toyota Tundra half-ton pickup truck without any special modifications successfully towed the space shuttle Endeavour and custom-built dolly -- a combined weight of nearly 300,000 pounds -- across a bridge spanning the nation’s busiest freeway on Friday night, Oct. 12. The tow was a result of a 20-year partnership between Toyota and the California Science Center to raise awareness of the space program and continue public education through exhibits and events.

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Media Alert - UPDATE: Toyota Tundra to Tow Endeavour Space Shuttle Over 405 Freeway on Manchester Bridge

October 05, 2012
The Toyota Tundra will be towing the space shuttle Endeavour over the 405 Freeway at the Manchester Bridge.
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Toyota Sponsors LATISM Twitter Party on Education, Featuring National Center for Family Literacy

October 01, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 1, 2012) — Toyota and Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) will team up to host a candid education discussion on Oct. 4, leveraging the inclusiveness of Twitter and the expertise of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), a longtime partner of Toyota. The hour-long open discussion will begin at 9 p.m. EDT using the hashtags #ToyotaLatino and #LATISM.
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Toyota Breaks Ground for V6 Engine Expansion

September 26, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (Sept. 25, 2012) – Toyota broke ground today on the expansion that will support increased V6 engine production at its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant.  Community guests joined Toyota to celebrate the occasion.... more

Toyota Mississippi Teams Up To Support National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2012
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., (Sept. 22, 2012) – For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., (TMMMS) team members and their families teamed up with the local community to support National Public Lands Day (NPLD). This year’s activity drew approximately 700 Toyota team members and their families who volunteered at Howard Stafford Park in Pontotoc. They performed painting, planting, trash clean-up, installation of new fire pits and a new walking track around the park’s lake.
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Toyota Serves as Presenting Sponsor of the 41st Fiesta DC Festival Latino 2012

September 23, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 23, 2012) — Toyota today served as the presenting sponsor of the District of Columbia’s largest Latino Festival— Fiesta DC – further demonstrating its commitment to the Latino community. ... more

Toyota Returning for 2nd Year as LATISM Conference & Gala Sponsor, Expanding Partnership with Key Latino Organization

September 19, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 19, 2012)  Toyota will continue deepening its commitment to the Latino community with its repeat sponsorship of the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM)...... more

Bodine Aluminum Celebrates 100 Years of Manufacturing in the U.S.

September 14, 2012
TROY, Mo., (Sept. 14, 2012) –  As a successful manufacturer of quality casting parts to the automotive, aerospace, railroad and heavy industrial equipment businesses, Bodine Aluminum, Inc., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with team members and executives at a private reception this weekend.... more

Toyota Tundra to Tow Space Shuttle Endeavour on Last Leg of Journey to the California Science Center

September 12, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif. (September 12, 2012) – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced today that the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck is slated to tow the space shuttle Endeavour during its final journey to the California Science Center on October 13, 2012, where it will go on permanent display. The Endeavour will travel a total of 12 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on city streets to the Science Center, with the Tundra towing the last quarter mile.
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Toyota Breaks Ground on New Training Center in Aurora

September 05, 2012
AURORA, Ill., September 5, 2012 – This morning, executives and associates at the Chicago Regional Office of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. broke ground on a new, $4.9 million training center in Aurora. The facility is part of a campus-wide building project for Toyota’s regional sales office, which is located on Sequoia Drive in Aurora.... more

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