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Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome

Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome

October 28, 2014
Gridlock isn’t egregious when it’s butterflies in the garden.

Butterflies play an irreplaceable role in plant reproduction. Unfortunately, the monarch population in North America has declined 90 percent over the past two decades. In fact, scientists from several environmental organizations filed a petition in August, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to classify the monarch as "threatened" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.... more

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

September 22, 2014
Blue Springs, Miss. (Sept. 22, 2014) – What can 1700 hands and 850 hearts accomplish on a Saturday? In Mississippi, they can create a brand new community park and revitalize two other popular local public green spaces in the span of just a few hours. ... more

Toyota Technology Lays Foundation for Future Corollas

Toyota Technology Lays Foundation for Future Corollas

July 08, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 8, 2014) – Four local organizations benefitted from the donation of vehicles from Toyota Mississippi today. The cars, valued at nearly $103,000 are one way Toyota Mississippi supports organizations in the community.... more

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

July 07, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 7, 2014) – A pavilion, a play structure and a community garden are just some of the features that are included in the plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park. Sean Suggs, vice president of administration for Toyota Mississippi, and Rita Gentry, mayor of Blue Springs, unveiled the park design today at a ceremony in downtown Blue Springs.... more

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

June 19, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (June 19, 2014) – In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.... more

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

The Toyota Corolla: Now Exported from Mississippi to the World

The Toyota Corolla: Now Exported from Mississippi to the World

April 17, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (April 17, 2014) – Luxury furniture, cotton, petroleum products and paper.  These are among dozens of Mississippi products that are exported around the globe.
 
And joining this list today:  the Toyota Corolla.... more

It's No Illusion. Mississippi-Built Corolla Makes its Local Debut

September 07, 2013
TUPELO, Miss. (September 7, 2013) – What’s 47 years old, stunning, and turning heads  in Tupelo today?

In front of an estimated crowd of nearly 9,000 people at the BancorpSouth Arena this afternoon the all-new, next generation 2014 Corolla officially made its Mississippi debut at its line off ceremony, featuring an illusionist, aerialists, fire artists and other performers.  Attendees included Toyota Mississippi team members and their families, suppliers and invited guests including Miss. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Congressman Alan Nunnelee.... more

Toyota Launches Production of All-New 2014 Corolla & Redesigned 2014 Tundra

August 01, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky.  (August 1, 2013) –   Consumers have a lot to look forward to this fall as production of the all-new 2014 Corolla has begun at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC).  The start of production for the redesigned 2014 Tundra also began this week at Toyota’s Texas plant.... more

Toyota Partners with Tree of Life Clinic to Improve the Process of Providing Quality Free Health Care

July 09, 2013
TUPELO, Miss., July 9, 2013 – Mary Ware arrives at the Tree of Life Clinic in Tupelo at 6:40 a.m. to ensure she will have a place in line for treatment when the free medical clinic opens at 4:30 that afternoon.  Now, with the efficiencies instituted in the clinic – thanks to the partnership with Toyota – she can arrive later with assurance she will be seen that day.... more

Sunny, Clear Skies, and a 100 Percent Chance of Being Green - Toyota Mississippi 'Turns on the Power' at Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2013
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (April 22, 2013) –  Being green in Northeast Mississippi got a lot easier today as dozens of community members and citizens joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (Toyota), TVA and New Albany Light, Gas & Water (NALGW) this morning at a ceremony to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by “powering on” Toyota’s new 50 kilowatt solar array.
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Toyota Donates 29 Trial Vehicles for Training

February 07, 2013
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., (Feb. 7, 2013) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) continued its support of local organizations today with the donation of 29 trial vehicles valued at almost $403,000.
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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 Mississippi Begins Second Shift

February 06, 2012
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (February 6, 2012) –Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., (TMMMS), added today a second shift for production of the Corolla, the world’s best-selling car of all time. Approximately 2,000 people are employed at the plant site.... more

Toyota Begins Corolla Production in Mississippi

November 17, 2011
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (November 17, 2011) – Toyota team members today celebrated the opening of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS), the company’s new $800 million plant outside of Tupelo that assembles the Corolla, the world’s best-selling car of all time. Joining the celebration were Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.... more

North American Toyota Production Returns to 100 Percent

September 13, 2011
TORRANCE, CA (September 13, 2011) Addressing the Los Angeles Motor Press Guild at the Toyota U.S.A. Automobile Museum, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Executive Vice President Steve St. Angelo...... more

Toyota Announces Start of Hiring at Blue Springs, Miss., Plant

Toyota Announces Start of Hiring at Blue Springs, Miss., Plant

August 23, 2010
Governor Haley Barbour and officials from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) announced today that the company is resuming hiring at its Blue Springs, Miss., plant.... more

Toyota Further Localizes North American Manufacturing Leadership

June 23, 2010
In an organizational move providing more regional autonomy to Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations, the company is making appointments resulting in increased local leadership at its plants.... more

Toyota Sets Start-Up Date for Mississippi Plant

Toyota Sets Start-Up Date for Mississippi Plant

June 17, 2010
Toyota is resuming construction of its Mississippi plant, which will soon hire 2,000 team members and build the Corolla compact sedan beginning in the fall of 2011.... more

Toyota Awards Sixth Local Contract

January 23, 2008
Toyota announced today that it has awarded a local construction contract for its new Highlander vehicle assembly plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi. This brings the total number of local contracts to six.... more

Toyota Awards Its Fourth Local Contract

January 17, 2008
Toyota announced today that it has awarded its fourth local construction contract for its new Highlander vehicle assembly plant in Blue Springs, Miss.... more

Local Firm Awarded Toyota Foundation Contract

October 01, 2007
Toyota announced today that it has awarded its third local construction contract for its new Highlander vehicle assembly plant in Blue Springs, Miss.... more

Toyota Awards Foundation Contract to Local Firm

August 29, 2007
Toyota announced today that it has awarded two construction contracts for its new Highlander vehicle assembly plant in Blue Springs, Miss.... more

Toyota Names Mississippi Plant President

August 03, 2007
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), today announced that Misao Fukuda will be president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS).... more

Toyota Supplier to Locate in Mississippi; $180 Million Plant to Employ 260

July 26, 2007
Governor Haley Barbour said today Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. (TAB) will build a $180 million plant in North Mississippi, becoming the first announced supplier to Toyota's new auto assembly plant in Blue Springs. TAB officials made the decision public in Japan overnight.... more

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