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Respect for the Planet: Toyota's 2012 Report Details Commitment to the Environment

December 04, 2012
NEW YORK – Dec. 4, 2012 – Toyota today highlighted its sustainable manufacturing advancements and commitment to environmental leadership as the automaker released its 2012 North America Environmental Report. The report spans Toyota operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico over the fiscal year, including research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. Toyota remains the most fuel-efficient full line auto manufacturer in the United States and the industry hybrid leader.... more

Toyota Donates $300,000 to the Michigan Science Center

December 03, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., announced a $300,000 donation to the Michigan Science Center.... more

Toyota Announces Exports of U.S.-Assembled Venza Crossover to South Korea

November 14, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 – Toyota today announced it began to export U.S.-assembled Venza crossovers to its distributor in South Korea last month.... more

Mazda to Produce Toyota Vehicle at Mexico Plant

November 09, 2012

TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Nov. 9, 2012 - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) announced that Mazda’s plant in Mexico, currently under construction, will produce a Toyota-brand vehicle for sale mainly in North America. The sub-compact Toyota-brand vehicle, to be based on the Mazda2, is to start production around the summer of 2015 at a pace of 50,000 units per year and will be sold through Toyota dealerships.

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Toyota Produces 25 Millionth North American-Built Vehicle

October 30, 2012
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. The milestone vehicle – a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – represents 26 years of manufacturing, a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations and 365,000 jobs created in the U.S.

 

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Toyota Celebrates 35 Years of Research and Development in the United States

October 24, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich., (Oct. 24, 2012) – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with team members and executives this week at locations in Michigan, Arizona and California.
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Toyota Breaks Ground for V6 Engine Expansion

September 26, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (Sept. 25, 2012) – Toyota broke ground today on the expansion that will support increased V6 engine production at its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant.  Community guests joined Toyota to celebrate the occasion.... more

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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Bodine Aluminum Celebrates 100 Years of Manufacturing in the U.S.

September 14, 2012
TROY, Mo., (Sept. 14, 2012) –  As a successful manufacturer of quality casting parts to the automotive, aerospace, railroad and heavy industrial equipment businesses, Bodine Aluminum, Inc., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with team members and executives at a private reception this weekend.... more

Toyota's TABC Plant Celebrates 40 Years of Manufacturing in California

August 21, 2012
LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 21, 2012) –  Toyota Auto Body California, Inc., (TABC), Toyota’s first manufacturing investment in the U.S., today celebrated its 40th anniversary with team members, government and community officials, suppliers and executives.
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Eight Toyota Manufacturing Facilities Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Improved Environmental Performance

July 25, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (July 25, 2012) –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized eight Toyota manufacturing sites in North America for achieving a ten percent reduction in energy intensity through its ENERGY STAR Challenge For Industry program. Collectively, these eight sites have reduced energy intensity by nearly 24 percent from baseline.
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Toyota to Expand Lexus RX Production in Canada

July 24, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (July 24, 2012) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) announced today that it will invest more than $100 million and hire approximately 400 team members
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BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation Agree to Further Strengthen Collaboration

June 29, 2012
MUNICH, Germany (June 29, 2012) -- Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), met today with Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at the BMW Group headquarters in Munich...
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Toyota to Increase V6 Engine Production in Alabama

May 17, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 17, 2012) -- Toyota announced today it will expand its Huntsville, Ala. engine facility to increase North American production of V6 engines. The approximately $80 million investment will bring total plant investment to more than $700 million. Approximately 125 new jobs will be created, increasing employment nearly 10 percent to 1,150.

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Toyota U.S. Operations 2012 Brochure

May 16, 2012

Toyota to Increase 4-Cylinder Engine Capacity in Kentucky

May 08, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 8, 2012) -- Toyota announced today it will increase annual engine assembly capacity of 4-cylinder engines by more than 100,000 at its plant in Georgetown, Ky. The increase will begin August 2013. The approximately $30 million project will create about 80 new jobs.
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Toyota Technical Center Opens Silicon Valley Office

April 05, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 5, 2012) – The Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA), announced today that the company has opened a dedicated office in California’s Silicon Valley furthering Toyota’s commitment to localizing research and development activities in North America and enhancing the customer’s experience with in-vehicle infotainment systems.
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Toyota To Hire 150 Engineers at R&D Tech Center in 2012

April 05, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 5, 2012) – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc., (TEMA), announced today that the company will hire approximately 150 engineers, technicians, advanced researchers and scientists by the end of 2012.
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Toyota's Canadian Manufacturing Operation to Increase RAV4 Volume

March 28, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (March 28, 2012) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) will increase RAV4 production at its Woodstock, Ontario assembly plant from 150,000 annual capacity to 200,000 vehicles.
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Toyota Announces North American Leadership Changes

March 07, 2012
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced various global leadership changes today, including the naming of Shigeki Terashi as president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMA) effective April 1.... more

Toyota Production Techniques Boost Home Reconstruction in New Orleans

March 02, 2012
NEW ORLEANS -- (March 2, 2012) – Two days before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Courtenay LaRoche fled to Texas with her two children. Thinking it may be “just another storm that would blow over,” she packed only two sets of clothes for each family member. It wasn’t enough; her home was destroyed. Now, over six years later, her life is about to change again – only, this time, for the better.
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Toyota Increasing U.S. Transmission Production

March 01, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 1, 2012) -- Toyota announced today it will increase annual production capacity of 6-speed automatic transmission from approximately 400,000 to 520,000 at its plant in Buffalo, W.Va. 
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2012 Economic Club of Chicago - Yoshi Inaba

February 08, 2012
Toyota Motor North America President & COO Yoshi Inaba discusses Toyota's U.S. presence and the state of the auto industry at the Economic Club of Chicago, Feb. 8, 2012.
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Toyota to Increase Highlander Output, Including Hybrid and Exports, in Indiana

February 08, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2012)Toyota will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2013 at the company’s Princeton, Ind. plant.... more

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

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