10 Years Texas Proud

Toyota Donates 10 Trucks to Celebrate a Decade in San Antonio 


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.

Designated “10 for 10,” the 10 area non-profits and institutions to receive a Texas-built Tundra or Tacoma include:

Toyota Texas represents a $2.2 billion investment and assembles Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks.  The plant has an annual capacity to produce 200,000 trucks and directly employs 2,900 workers.  Seven of its 21 on-site suppliers are minority joint ventures – six of which are locally owned - and combined with the plant, total employment is nearly 6,000.
 
“Toyota Texas is committed to deepening our roots in our neighborhood here on the South Side,” said Toyota Texas President Chris Nielsen. “We want to thank San Antonio, its citizens and community partners for their unwavering support during the past decade.”
 
“Toyota has proven to be a solid partner for the State of Texas and a valued member of the community of San Antonio,” Gov. Rick Perry said. “Since ground was broken a decade ago, Toyota has been instrumental in jumpstarting our economic development efforts, which have been wildly successful at attracting jobs from across the country and around the world. The First Lady and I wish everyone at Toyota continued success over the next 10 years and beyond in Texas.”

Toyota Texas Milestones:

Date Milestone
February 2003 Toyota Texas site announcement
October 2003 Groundbreaking ceremony
November 2004 First steel ceremony
December 2004 On-site supplier announcement
May 2005 On-site supplier groundbreaking
November 2006 Line off ceremony
August 2009 Tacoma announcement
August 2010 Tacoma line off ceremony
July 2013 Production of the redesigned 2014 Tundra begins
September 2013 1 millionth truck production


About Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants and directly employ nearly 40,000 people.  Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80% of all Toyotas sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.  (NYSE:TM)  For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
 

Toyota partners with a wide variety of organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good.  (NYSE:TM)  For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.  


 

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