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Keep Calm and Stay Green

Keep Calm and Stay Green

April 16, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – How will you make a positive impact on Earth Day?  Turn off the lights in an empty room?  Recycle?  Save water?
 
At Toyota, every day is Earth Day and the little things add up, especially when almost 43,000 team members across 14 North America manufacturing plants do them.  Such efforts have saved nearly $600 million since benchmarking began in 2002.
 
They’ve also resulted in Toyota’s 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.... more

Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America

Toyota to Realign Manufacturing Operations in North America

April 15, 2015
PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2015 – Toyota today announced a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently.   
 
As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 billion to construct its newest North American manufacturing facility in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to produce the Corolla.  This state-of-the-art plant will feature the latest TNGA production engineering innovations, employ approximately 2,000 team members and have the capacity to produce 200,000 units annually.  ... more

Bumper to Bumper...Toyota Indiana Keeps 'Em Comin'

Bumper to Bumper...Toyota Indiana Keeps 'Em Comin'

March 06, 2015
PRINCETON, Ind. – Toyota Indiana and its 4,700 team members hit a new high today.
 
Today, a Blizzard Pearl Highlander Hybrid drove off the final assembly line and team members realized their accomplishment - 4 million vehicles produced. ... more

Delivering the Goods: Toyota North America Built Nearly Two Million Vehicles in 2014

Delivering the Goods: Toyota North America Built Nearly Two Million Vehicles in 2014

January 09, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (January 9, 2015) – After roughly three decades of delivering products with the highest safety, quality, design and value, Toyota North America marks a historic record with 1,985,501 vehicles produced in 2014, a 7 percent increase. In addition, Toyota built a record 1,909,848 engines, an 11 percent increase from 2013. Stronger demand was driven in part by the redesigned Camry, Corolla, Highlander and RAV4 models.  
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Toyota Indiana Supports 39 Ways to Improve Our Community

Toyota Indiana Supports 39 Ways to Improve Our Community

October 28, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. – What do Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation, Gibson County Horticultural Society, Habitat for Humanity and Youth First have in common?  They are among 39 organizations that received funding from Toyota Indiana this quarter. The second quarter donations totaled $100,000.
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Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

September 22, 2014
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.... more

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

September 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. -  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley has partnered with Toyota Indiana to give children in Gibson County the opportunity to have a long-lasting relationship with a mentor. The mentoring program will offer North Gibson School Corporation students a chance to have one-on-one mentoring sessions during the school day.... more

Toyota Indiana Adding 300 Jobs to Build More Highlanders

Toyota Indiana Adding 300 Jobs to Build More Highlanders

August 22, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind., Aug. 22, 2014 – The regional economy is about to get a boost because Toyota Indiana is on the grow again.  The plant will invest $100 million and add 300 jobs by summer 2016 to boost production of the popular Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle. This expansion will bring Toyota Indiana’s overall investment to $4 billion. This step allows Toyota to utilize existing capacity in North America while providing additional flexibility to adjust our product mix to meet changing customer demand.... more

Planting Seeds for Future Growth, Toyota Reaches Environmental Milestone

Planting Seeds for Future Growth, Toyota Reaches Environmental Milestone

May 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. (May 9, 2014)  –  Aside from being a great place to work and producing world-class vehicles, Toyota Indiana strives to be a leader in its environmental efforts.  Today the plant showed 100,000 reasons why its environmental efforts are gaining traction.... more

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

Paving the Road to Zero Waste at Toyota’s Indiana Plant

April 10, 2014
How do you turn manufacturing sludge into a sustainable building material? Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) offers a “concrete” example.... more

Toyota Indiana 'Plant' Builds a Forest

Toyota Indiana 'Plant' Builds a Forest

December 12, 2013
Dec. 12, 2013 – Leaves rustle and twigs snap under the scuffle of small shoes. A light wind blows; the air is crisp. And Hoosiers can breathe a bit easier, thanks to a 160-acre woods Toyota has planted near its Princeton, Ind., facility.... more

Toyota Indiana Launches the 2014 Highlander; Prepares for Hybrids and Exports

Toyota Indiana Launches the 2014 Highlander; Prepares for Hybrids and Exports

December 05, 2013
PRINCETON, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2013) – Hoosier pride was felt deep and wide on the plant floor of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) this morning as the company celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2014 Highlander. ... more

Toyota Invests Again in Indiana, Creating 200 New Jobs

July 26, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (July 26, 2013) –As consumer demand for Toyota’s Highlander continues to grow, the company’s Princeton, Ind., plant is planning to grow with it.  Toyota announced today it will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2014 with a $30 million investment in Princeton.... more

Toyota Partners with EVSC to Improve Annual Collection of 14,000 Netbooks

May 10, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 10, 2013 – Janit Market is pleased she can continue teaching her English classes at Central High School with only a brief interruption when student netbooks are collected this year.  She’s also confident that because collections are more efficient, the distribution of netbooks next school year will be much more successful – the goal being to deliver a computer to each student on time.... more

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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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 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'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

Toyota Announces Manufacturing Executive Changes

December 16, 2010
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective January 3, 2011.... more

Toyota Further Localizes North American Manufacturing Leadership

June 23, 2010
In an organizational move providing more regional autonomy to Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations, the company is making appointments resulting in increased local leadership at its plants.... more

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana Opens New Visitors Center

February 10, 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana opened its new Visitors Center today and will offer plant tours to the public beginning Feb. 16. Both are free of charge.... more

Toyota Begins Production of Third-Generation Sienna at Indiana Plant

Toyota Begins Production of Third-Generation Sienna at Indiana Plant

January 20, 2010
Production of the all-new 2011 Sienna minivan is underway at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton, Ind. Fully redesigned to meet the needs of consumers, the new Sienna was styled at Toyota’s Calty Design Research Center in Newport Beach, Calif., and developed at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.... more

Toyota’s Indiana Plant Turns the Corner, Preps for New Sienna

December 21, 2009
As Toyota’s Indiana plant prepares to build the third generation Sienna minivan beginning in January, the facility’s 4,200 team members are confident that improvements they made during the economic downturn will assure a successful launch. Already grappling with the sales impact of escalating gas prices following Hurricane Katrina, the nine-year-old plant faced an uncertain future when the banking and housing crisis brought the economy to its knees and the auto industry with it.... more

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