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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

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

February 03, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich., February 3, 2014 – Twenty five artistic teens will learn how to bring imagination to life when Calty Design Research, Inc. opens the doors to its design process for The Neutral Zone’s Art4Life Program on February 27. Calty, the North American arm of Toyota's global design network, will host design and sculpting workshops as part of an intensive professional development opportunity intended to give teens a winning advantage in pursuing an art career after high school.... more

Fabulous Toyota FT-1 Concept Is Ready to Drive January 14

Fabulous Toyota FT-1 Concept Is Ready to Drive January 14

January 13, 2014
DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) –  It seems the virtual world continues to delight us with experiences not yet available in the real world.  Beginning January 14, the stunning Toyota FT-1 concept will be available as a downloadable vehicle for PlayStation®3’s Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) real driving simulator.  Race fans and the gaming community can experience FT-1 exclusively in GT6, where the FT-1 was created digitally to realistically demonstrate what a production FT-1 could achieve.... more

From Virtual to Reality?  Toyota FT-1 Concept Sets the Pace for Future Design

From Virtual to Reality? Toyota FT-1 Concept Sets the Pace for Future Design

January 13, 2014
DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) - Toyota virtually blew the doors off the North American International Auto Show with the reveal of the stunning FT-1 sports car concept.  First devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, FT-1 leapt from the screen to the stage in a race-inspired press conference at COBO Hall.... 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

How Toyota Saves 61 Million Gallons of Water Annually

How Toyota Saves 61 Million Gallons of Water Annually

December 16, 2013
Plant processes, such as painting vehicles, require very pure H20. Typically 25 percent of the water coming into a facility doesn’t make the cut. But by implementing a system called reverse osmosis that separates impurities before the manufacturing process, Toyota has increased usable water from 75 to 90 percent at several of its plants. Let’s hear it for not going with the flow!... more

Toyota Indiana 'Plant' Builds a Forest

Toyota Indiana 'Plant' Builds a Forest

December 12, 2013
Dec. 12, 2013 – Leaves rustle and twigs snap under the scuffle of small shoes. A light wind blows; the air is crisp. And Hoosiers can breathe a bit easier, thanks to a 160-acre woods Toyota has planted near its Princeton, Ind., facility.... 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 Baja California Celebrates 10 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Toyota Baja California Celebrates 10 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

December 02, 2013
Baja Calif., Mexico (Dec. 2, 2013) – Commemorating 10 years since breaking ground Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Baja California (TMMBC) donated $10,000 (USD) today to the Boys and Girls Club of Tecate and three Toyota trucks to local nonprofit partners.... 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

10 Years Texas Proud

October 17, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 17, 2013) – Everyone has a lucky number.  And for 10 San Antonio organizations, 10 is their new lucky number.

Exactly 10 years to the date after breaking ground, Toyota Texas has donated 10 trucks to thank the community for a decade of support, trust and friendship.  Team members, suppliers and guests celebrated the anniversary at the plant.... more

A Million and Counting Toyota Texas Produces One Millionth Truck

September 18, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (September 18, 2013) – It’s been said that the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. However, today in San Antonio, Toyota trucks are shining bright.... 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

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 Increasing U.S. Transmission Production

August 30, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (August 30, 2013) – When Toyota’s Buffalo, West Virginia engine plant began production in 1998, maintenance team member Eric Cline knew they’d build a lot of engines for Toyotas driven by customers all across the country.  Fifteen years later, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) has built over 10 million powertrain (engines and transmissions), and today, Toyota is investing a combined $102 million in manufacturing facilities to meet increased consumer demand for Toyotas and the engines that power them.... 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 Invests Again in Indiana, Creating 200 New Jobs

July 26, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (July 26, 2013) –As consumer demand for Toyota’s Highlander continues to grow, the company’s Princeton, Ind., plant is planning to grow with it.  Toyota announced today it will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2014 with a $30 million investment in Princeton.... 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 U.S. Operations 2013 Brochure

May 22, 2013

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

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