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.
- Christian Senior Services Meals on Wheels
- Floresville Independent School District
- Habitat For Humanity of San Antonio
- Northside Independent School District
- San Antonio College, Challenger Center
- San Antonio Fire Department
- San Antonio River Foundation
- Somerset Independent School District
- Southwest Independent School District
- South San Antonio Independent School District
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:
|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|
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.
Victor Vanov (859) 801-2592