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Toyota Temporarily Suspends Overtime at Some North American Plants

October 26, 2011
Flooding in Thailand has caused some interruption in production for a number of Toyota suppliers in that region.  As a means of conserving affected parts, Toyota will suspend Saturday (Oct. 29) production for Toyota vehicle manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Kentucky, Ontario, Canada and our engine manufacturing facility in West Virginia.  We will continue to monitor the supply situation in Thailand.
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Toyota Celebrates 15 Years as Manufacturer in West Virginia

October 14, 2011
BUFFALO, W.Va. (October 14, 2011) -- In recognition of 15 years in Putnam County, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV) hosted a celebration at the plant today...... more

Four Cylinder Engine Production Begins At Toyota’s Alabama Engine Plant

September 29, 2011
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (September 29, 2011) – State and local officials joined Toyota team members and executives today to mark the start of four-cylinder engine production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL).
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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 and Tesla Announce Decision to Build RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Toyota's Woodstock, Ontario Production Facility

August 05, 2011
Woodstock, Ontario (August 5, 2011)—Toyota and Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) confirmed today that their jointly-developed RAV4 electric vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC) in Woodstock, Ontario beginning in 2012.
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Toyota Employees In Japan Donate to Alabama and Mississippi Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011 – Erlanger, KY – In the aftermath following the tornados that struck parts of the southern United States earlier this spring, Toyota’s Japan employees asked how they could reciprocate the gesture of giving to those in need.
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Toyota Launches National Program to Expand Efforts to Help Schools, Hospitals and Community Organizations Make the Most of Every Dollar

June 29, 2011
June 29, 2011 – Chicago, Ill. – Toyota today announced the launch of a national program to donate its Toyota Production System (TPS) expertise to help schools, hospitals and nonprofits improve their operations, extend their reach and increase their impact. The company will be working with up to 20 community organizations across the United States in the first year to help improve performance, beginning with the St. Bernard Project, a New Orleans recovery organization that employs returning war veterans, AmeriCorps members and volunteers to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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Lexus Earns Four Segment Awards in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study

June 23, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., June 23, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., received a combined four segment awards in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Lexus earned the honor as the highest ranking nameplate in the industry, while the Toyota Division moved up 14 positions to place seventh.... more

North American Toyota Production Expected to Reach 100 Percent in September

June 16, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (June 16, 2011)North American vehicle production levels are expected to return to 100 percent in September, Toyota said today. Production is recovering earlier than originally anticipated following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Toyota Receives Recommendations from North American Quality Advisory Panel

May 23, 2011
NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2011 -- Toyota said today that it has received the recommendations provided in a report from its independent North American Quality Advisory Panel, led by former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater.... more

Progress Report: Expanded Leadership in Safety & Innovation, Even Stronger Focus on Customers


Toyota to Boost North American Production Earlier Than Expected

May 11, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 11, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) will boost production earlier than expected following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.... more

Toyota Announces Manufacturing Executive Changes

May 02, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 2, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective immediately...... more

Toyota Outlines Timeline for Restoring Normal Production

April 22, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, April 22, 2011 -- After an in-depth analysis of its suppliers affected by the earthquake and tsunami, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that global production will begin to ramp up as soon as July in Japan and August in North America, with all models back to normal production by November or December 2011.
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Toyota Adjusts May Production in North America

April 19, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 19, 2011) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) plans to adjust production in May due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami.... more

The Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Toyota for its Commitment to Environmental Excellence

April 12, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), with its 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency and management.

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Toyota Adjusting North American Production

April 08, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 8, 2011) – Toyota is adjusting North American production due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake.... more

Toyota To Resume Vehicle Production At All Japan Plants From April 18-27

April 08, 2011
As Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) continues to address its production situation in Japan following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, it has decided it will produce vehicles at all its Japanese vehicle-production facilities from April 18 to April 27. ... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Continues Production of Prius, Two Lexus Hybrids and Parts

April 06, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2011; Posted at 10:00 AM EDT) Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that it will continue production of the Prius along with the Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h at two plants in Japan, although at less than capacity.... more

Toyota Statement Regarding Status of North American Production

April 04, 2011

Toyota Statement Regarding North American Replacement Parts

March 29, 2011
As previously announced, the production of Japan-sourced replacement parts needed to service Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles resumed on March 17 and shipments to the United States resumed after a brief four-day delay. Because Toyota maintains safety stock throughout its supply chain, order processing fill rates for customers have remained normal.
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Toyota Statement Regarding Status of North American Production

March 23, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2011; Posted at 6:30 PM EDT) We continue to assess our supply base in Japan following the earthquake/tsunami. Today, we communicated to team members, associates and dealers here that some production interruptions in North America are likely.
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Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2010

March 15, 2011
DTR Industries, MAHLE, OTICS and U.S. Engine Valve, earned top recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) at its annual supplier business meeting today. ... more

Toyota Adding U.S. Transmission Capacity

February 25, 2011
Toyota announced today it will add 6-speed automatic transmission capacity at its plant in Buffalo.  The $64 million investment will create approximately 40 new jobs in West Virginia.... more

Toyota's North American Production Up 18 Percent in 2010

January 27, 2011
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the company’s assembly plants produced 1,456,887 vehicles in 2010, an 18 percent increase compared to 2009.... more

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