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Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

April 10, 2014
How do you turn manufacturing sludge into a sustainable building material? Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) offers a “concrete” example.... more

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – Kentucky’s place in the history books is often held by men: Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Henry Clay and Muhammad Ali, to name a few.  A new partnership between Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. and the Kentucky Commission on Women will take aim at this oversight and tell the stories of women who have made great contributions to society and whose impacts continue to affect us today.... more

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – A unique scholarship program was unveiled today that matches Toyota’s need for mechanical engineers with that of top incoming students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. 
 
The Toyota Engineering Scholarship program – made possible via a five-year, $375,000 grant from the automaker – will tie in directly with its manufacturing operations in Georgetown, Ky., 21 miles from Frankfort.  Through this program, Toyota will develop a deeper and richer pipeline to employ students with engineering degrees.... more

Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2013

Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2013

March 12, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 12, 2014) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) awarded three suppliers with top honors based on their 2013 performance. Johnson Controls, Inc., OTICS USA, Inc. and TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC each took home a “Superior” supplier award at TEMA’s annual business meeting, an annual gathering of companies that produce parts and materials for Toyota’s 12 North American models.... more

Toyota Alabama Revved Up & Ready to Roar!

Toyota Alabama Revved Up & Ready to Roar!

February 18, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 18, 2014) – Please excuse our 1,200 Toyota Alabama team members if they’re a little “revved” up today.
 
That’s because they celebrated the launch of their second V6 engine line at a ceremony this morning with invited guests, including Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks. The ceremony capped off Toyota Alabama’s fifth significant investment since it began operations 11 years ago.
 
The ceremony also featured the plant’s three millionth engine produced.... more

Did You Park a New Toyota In Your Garage Last Year?

Did You Park a New Toyota In Your Garage Last Year?

January 09, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) – There’s a reason you might be seeing more Toyotas on the road.  The automaker of the best-selling car in America, the Toyota Camry, produced at record levels in 2013 surpassing 2012 production volumes.  Toyota built 1,857,695 vehicles, a 5 percent increase and 1,715,709 engines, a 3 percent increase from 2012 at its 14 manufacturing facilities in North America. ... more

Lexus' New Kentucky Home Celebrates First Milestone

Lexus' New Kentucky Home Celebrates First Milestone

January 08, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2014) – With the first steel column now in place, construction is officially underway on the future assembly line of the first U.S.-produced Lexus. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) commemorated the milestone earlier today by having members of the company’s leadership team sign the structure.... more

The Manufacturing Institute to Honor Toyota’s Millie Marshall, Susan Elkington

January 06, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2014) – The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Toyota executives Millie Marshall and Susan Elkington with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award.... more

Toyota Indiana Launches the 2014 Highlander; Prepares for Hybrids and Exports

Toyota Indiana Launches the 2014 Highlander; Prepares for Hybrids and Exports

December 05, 2013
PRINCETON, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2013) – Hoosier pride was felt deep and wide on the plant floor of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) this morning as the company celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2014 Highlander. ... more

Toyota Opportunity Exchange Matches Minority Businesses with Its Suppliers

November 12, 2013
CINCINNATI (Nov. 12, 2013) – Securing a $1.6 million contract in 2012 brought Ron Nuñez, President and Chief Operating Officer of a group of independent supply companies, back to the Toyota Opportunity Exchange this year for the third time.... more

Toyota Committed to STEM Education

November 12, 2013
NEW YORK (Nov. 12, 2013) – With 10 plants across America, Toyota knows that inspiring students to focus on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – skills is vital to the future growth of manufacturing in the United States. ... more

More Toyota Power Coming To Detroit Metro Area

September 05, 2013
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 5, 2013) – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, N.A. (TEMA), announced an investment of more than $28 million to expand its powertrain operations at two facilities in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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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

Toyota Boosting Manufacturing Investment in Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee

June 20, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (June 20, 2013) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), announced today that its Alabama engine plant and Bodine Aluminum casting plants will invest a combined $200 million to boost machining capacity and engine parts production for V6 engines.... more

Toyota Partners with EVSC to Improve Annual Collection of 14,000 Netbooks

May 10, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 10, 2013 – Janit Market is pleased she can continue teaching her English classes at Central High School with only a brief interruption when student netbooks are collected this year.  She’s also confident that because collections are more efficient, the distribution of netbooks next school year will be much more successful – the goal being to deliver a computer to each student on time.... more

A Billion Horsepower and Growing - Toyota's West Virginia Plant Celebrates Production of Its 10 Millionth Unit

May 01, 2013
BUFFALO, W. Va. (May 1, 2013) –  Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc., (TMMWV) and its 1,300 team members celebrated production of the plant’s 10 millionth powertrain unit at a ceremony this afternoon with guests from the state’s business and civic community.  Powertrain units include engines and automatic transmissions.... more

Toyota's North American Proving Ground Celebrates 20 Years

April 25, 2013
Wittmann, Ariz. (April 25, 2013) – Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), Toyota’s largest vehicle evaluation investment in the U.S., today celebrated its 20th anniversary with team members and executives.... more

2013 U.S. Lexus ES 350 Production Announcement - Akio Toyoda

April 19, 2013
On April 19, 2013, Toyota’s global president and other senior executives announce that the Lexus ES 350 will be produced at its Georgetown, K.Y., plant.... more

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

Toyota Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with Its Ninth Consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

March 26, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 26, 2013) –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) with its ninth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. 
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Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2012

March 22, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 22, 2013) – OTICS USA, Inc., TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC, Mitchell Plastics and TG Missouri Corporation earned top recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA) at its annual supplier business meeting.  The awards recognize suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several categories.
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Toyota to Export U.S.-Assembled Venza to Russia and Ukraine

February 26, 2013
New York, Feb. 26, 2013 – Toyota today announced that it will begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza vehicles to Russia and Ukraine in 2013.  These shipments are expected to build upon Toyota’s all-time record export of more than 124,000 U.S.-assembled vehicles to 21 global markets in 2012, an increase of 45 percent over the prior year.... more

Toyota Receives the 2011 SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award

January 30, 2013
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Jan. 30, 2013) – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has selected TTC - Robert Smith, author, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Shigeki Hayashi, Yuichi Kitagawa and Tsuyoshi Yasuki, co-authors, as the recipients of the 2011 SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award.
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Toyota Brings Strong Momentum to New Year

January 10, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2013)  — Toyota today announced that it set a new record for North American production with 1.78 million vehicles manufactured in 2012, up 41 percent from 2011 and surpassing its previous record of 1.72 million in 2007.
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