Princeton, Ind. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Enhancements to the Bicentennial Park, landscaping a pocket park in Downtown Princeton and upgrades at Lafayette Park will all be made possible by Toyota Indiana’s $27,000 donation to the City of Princeton. The donation will commemorate Princeton’s Bicentennial celebration.
“We are thrilled Toyota Indiana is able to help add elements to the Friendship City Tribute section of Bicentennial Park”, said Mayor Bob Hurst. “Now our park will have an additional limestone walk path with more landscaping features such as boulders and additional flowers.” The city matched Toyota Indiana’s donation to enhance the park and improve the landscape.
In addition, close to 100 Toyota team members and their families volunteered on Saturday in Princeton as part National Public Lands Day. Projects include landscaping a pocket park in Downtown Princeton and providing and laying ADA-approved mulch at a playground in Lafayette Park.
“National Public Lands Days is the largest single-day volunteer effort to cleanup public lands,” said Kelly Dillon, manager External Affairs at Toyota Indiana. “We are especially proud to be able to volunteer Saturday as Princeton celebrates its 200th birthday and as people come from all over the Tri-State to enjoy the annual Golden Heritage Days Festival.”
This year will mark the 21st anniversary of NPLD and the 14th consecutive year Toyota Indiana has participated in the effort.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. More than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America sold over 2.3 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs nearly 39,000 people in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $24.5 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $30 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
Toyota Indiana began production in Princeton, Ind., in 1998. Today, Toyota Indiana employs about 4,700 team members from the Tri-State who build the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, Sienna minivan and Highlander and Highlander Hybrid midsize sport utility vehicles. Toyota’s total investment at the Princeton, Ind., plant is $3.9 billion.