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Toyota Plows Ahead with New Production Engineering Building in Georgetown

Toyota Plows Ahead with New Production Engineering Building in Georgetown

August 18, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (August 18, 2015) – Sometimes a shovel just doesn’t cut it.

To break ground on its new production engineering campus in Georgetown today, Toyota called in a pro.  A 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, that is.... more

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

July 16, 2015
SCOTTSVILLE, KY (July 16, 2015) – Scottsville, Ky., may not sound like a magical vacation spot, but for the Collins family from Marietta, Ga., it is.

The Collins’ know when they roll through the gates of The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) the stresses of everyday life are on hold. This is their time, their place to enjoy the fun that families without medically fragile children do…free of charge.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2015
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Professor David Go, University of Notre Dame.
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Cars.com Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

Cars.com Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

June 29, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky., June 29, 2015 – The results are in, and Cars.com has named two Toyota models as most American-Made.
 
The Toyota Camry and the Toyota Sienna have claimed the top two spots, respectively, in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index. This marks Toyota’s return to the American-Made pinnacle for the first time in three years and the fifth time overall that Camry has been ranked number one on the index.... more

Slim Jims and Side Curtains: Toyota Celebrates 20 Years of Patented North American Innovation

Slim Jims and Side Curtains: Toyota Celebrates 20 Years of Patented North American Innovation

June 15, 2015
Ann Arbor, Mich. (June 15, 2015) -- In 1995, breaking into a car wasn’t all that complicated. Slide a “slim jim” between the doorframe and the glass, give it a tug and that’s all she wrote. Over time, carmakers developed countermeasures to keep would-be bandits at bay. Some worked and some didn’t...but they all added cost to the vehicles and complexity to the manufacturing process.

Toyota engineer Norm Kerr, III, had a better idea.... more

Toyota Breaks Ground on Expansion in Michigan at Toyota Technical Center

Toyota Breaks Ground on Expansion in Michigan at Toyota Technical Center

June 11, 2015
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 11, 2015) – With the push of a plow by a 2015 Tundra TRD Pro, Toyota officially broke ground today on the expansion of the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Michigan. The ceremony at Toyota’s campus in York Township marks the first visible step toward its growing investment and employment in the state while strengthening its North American research and development operations.... more

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Mississippi

Special Olympics Flame of Hope Arrives at Toyota Mississippi

June 10, 2015
Blue Springs, Miss., June 10, 2015 – Toyota Mississippi today celebrated Special Olympics athletes at its Blue Springs, Miss., production facility. Local athlete Justin Rosenthal, who will be competing in golf at this year’s world games, participated by cheering on Toyota team members and Vice President Sean Suggs as they carried the Flame of Hope in a one-mile torch run on its way to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.... more

Community Commitment: Toyota Hires Local Grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

Community Commitment: Toyota Hires Local Grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

May 19, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (May 19, 2015) – Two years ago Toyota Texas and Alamo Colleges invested in Bexar County’s future workforce. Today that collaboration started to pay big dividends.... more

Move over Burton, Busch and Bowyer…the Engineers are in Town

Move over Burton, Busch and Bowyer…the Engineers are in Town

May 14, 2015
BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 14, 2015) – You can’t build great cars without great engineers, so Toyota is always on the hunt.

One of the best opportunities to do that? The Formula SAE competition held each spring at Michigan International Speedway.... more

Toyota U.S. Operations 2015 Brochure

Toyota U.S. Operations 2015 Brochure

May 05, 2015

Toyota Engineers to Drive One Lap of America Endurance Race

Toyota Engineers to Drive One Lap of America Endurance Race

April 28, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky., April 28, 2015 -- Although you won’t see Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, or Farrah Fawcett in the 2015 One Lap of America endurance race, the stars of the 1981 movie, Cannonball Run, would find it eerily familiar to their script.  The Car and Driver magazine writer and auto racer Brock Yates, who wrote the screenplay, based it upon his experiences organizing the race four times between 1971 and 1979.  Yates’ idea evolved into the One Lap of America, gaining legitimacy along the way.  It is now run by his son Brock Yates, Jr. ... more

Focus on the Future: Kentucky, Toyota Expand Early Childhood Academies

Focus on the Future: Kentucky, Toyota Expand Early Childhood Academies

April 24, 2015
Frankfort, Ky. (April 24, 2015) – Preparing parents helps prepare students…which leads to a prepared workforce.
 
Today half of the children in Kentucky arrive at kindergarten unprepared. The United Way Born Learning Academies meet a critical need in Kentucky communities: helping parents turn everyday moments into learning opportunities to help prepare their kids for kindergarten and beyond.... more

Keep Calm and Stay Green

Keep Calm and Stay Green

April 16, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – How will you make a positive impact on Earth Day?  Turn off the lights in an empty room?  Recycle?  Save water?
 
At Toyota, every day is Earth Day and the little things add up, especially when almost 43,000 team members across 14 North America manufacturing plants do them.  Such efforts have saved nearly $600 million since benchmarking began in 2002.
 
They’ve also resulted in Toyota’s 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
 
Eleven consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are the most by any automaker.... more

Toyota Realinea Operaciones de Manufactura en Norteamérica

Toyota Realinea Operaciones de Manufactura en Norteamérica

April 15, 2015
PLANO, Texas. (Abril 15, 2015) – Toyota anunció hoy una estrategia a largo plazo para realinear sus operaciones de manufactura en Norteamérica como parte de la Nueva Arquitectura Global de Toyota (Toyota New Global Architecture, TNGA, por sus siglas en inglés), un enfoque de producción orientado a lograr un crecimiento sustentable mediante una fabricación más eficiente de mejores vehículos.

Toyota invertirá aproximadamente mil millones de dólares como parte de esta estrategia, para construir sus instalaciones más nuevas de Norteamérica en el estado de Guanajuato, en la región centro de México, para producir el Corolla.
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Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America

Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America

April 15, 2015
PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2015 – Toyota today announced a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently.   
 
As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to produce the Corolla.  This state-of-the-art plant will feature the latest TNGA production engineering innovations, employ approximately 2,000 team members and have the capacity to produce 200,000 units annually.  ... more

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

April 13, 2015
YORK TOWNSHIP, MICH. (April 13, 2015) – In a continuing effort to expand STEM education and inspire the next generation of great engineers, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), Toyota’s North American engineering, research and development headquarters, has announced five grants for FIRST Robotics activities in Michigan. The funding, more than $60,000 worth, will support in-school robotics programs as well as provide support for regional and state competitions. The effort will bolster the expanding robotics program; a program that develops more than 10,000 future engineers, scientists and technologists across the state.... more

Toyota Hosts First-Ever North Texas Supplier Diversity Event for Local Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Toyota Hosts First-Ever North Texas Supplier Diversity Event for Local Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

April 07, 2015
Plano, Texas, April 7, 2015 -- Toyota today hosted its first large-scale supplier diversity event in North Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center.  “Power of Exchange 2015” offered local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) a valuable forum to network and connect with Toyota’s Tier I suppliers, and provided access to Toyota’s sales, marketing, and professional services.
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Toyota Doubles Turbo Offerings in New Engine Lineup

Toyota Doubles Turbo Offerings in New Engine Lineup

April 06, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, April 6, 2015 -- Toyota is ready to debut its second turbocharged entry in a series of new engines with drastically improved thermal and fuel efficiency.
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Hey Mr. DJ! Toyota Manufacturing Lets the Beat Drop

Hey Mr. DJ! Toyota Manufacturing Lets the Beat Drop

March 31, 2015
NEW YORK (March 31, 2015) – The backbeat kicks in. Momentum builds. The star of the show takes center stage. It’s the opening number of one of the world’s best-selling acts, but not quite who you’d think. It’s the 2015 Toyota Corolla rolling off the production line in its own “Gifony” remix. And the DJ is you.... more

The Accidental Engineer

The Accidental Engineer

March 25, 2015
Dana Buckley doesn’t fit the outdated image of a math-churning, glasses wearing, pocket-protected engineer.

With her passion for kinematics, the study of motion, she’s more about applying math than just adding up numbers.

As a safety engineer at the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Saline, Mich., since 2012, Buckley’s world is a series of crash tests, crash test dummies and the lives they can help save.... more

Toyota Names General Contractors to Manage 'One Toyota' Construction Projects in Texas, Michigan and Kentucky

Toyota Names General Contractors to Manage 'One Toyota' Construction Projects in Texas, Michigan and Kentucky

March 25, 2015
Plano, Texas, (March 25, 2015) – Toyota today announced that it has selected general contractors to manage construction at three sites as part of the Company’s plan to build a new North American headquarters in North Texas and expand operations in Michigan and Georgetown, Kentucky.... more

Three Toyota Suppliers Receive Superior Quality Performance Award for 2014

Three Toyota Suppliers Receive Superior Quality Performance Award for 2014

March 25, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 25, 2015)  – Three Toyota suppliers -- Fuel Total Systems Corporation of  Lebanon, Ky.; TAIHO Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC. of Gordonsville, Tenn.; and OTICS USA Inc. of Morristown, Tenn. -- received the company’s highest supplier recognition, the Superior Award for Quality Performance, during its Annual Supplier Business Meeting in March at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.... more

Building Ever Better Cars…and Careers

Building Ever Better Cars…and Careers

March 09, 2015
ERLANGER, KY, March 9, 2015 – Just in time for Women’s History Month, the National Association of Manufacturers has honored three Toyota engineers for significant achievements.

Toyota Auto Body California Production Manager Rhonda Gilyard and Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America’s General Manager Susann Kazunas have been named 2015 STEP Ahead Award honorees by the National Association of Manufacturers. In addition, Toyota Technical Center Engineer Jacquelyn Birdsall is recognized as an "Emerging Leader." They will be honored on March 26, 2015, at the Washington, D.C. Hyatt Regency Hotel.... more

Bumper to Bumper...Toyota Indiana Keeps 'Em Comin'

Bumper to Bumper...Toyota Indiana Keeps 'Em Comin'

March 06, 2015
PRINCETON, Ind. – Toyota Indiana and its 4,700 team members hit a new high today.
 
Today, a Blizzard Pearl Highlander Hybrid drove off the final assembly line and team members realized their accomplishment - 4 million vehicles produced. ... more

How the Future is Made: Behind the Scenes of Toyota Mirai Production

How the Future is Made: Behind the Scenes of Toyota Mirai Production

February 24, 2015
In November 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation ushered in the future with the launch of the Toyota “Mirai” fuel cell sedan, followed by the Japan start of sales one month later. Today, Toyota held a production ceremony to mark the milestone of a new age of vehicles at its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan.


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