May 22, 2006
In the United States, three Toyota facilities are currently celebrating the company’s milestones in the country. Included in their celebration is the 20th year anniversary of the company’s first wholly owned US facility. This first wholly owned facility in the US for the Toyota Motor Corporation is the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (or also popularly known as TMMK). Along with that, two other Toyota facilities are celebrating a decade of operations. These two other facilities are the Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) and the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI).
So who are celebrating with these three Toyota facilities? Sure enough, the local officials in their respective areas would be joining in the whole celebration. Team members in their respective communities would be also there to be part of the celebrations. TMMK would be celebrating with Georgetown, Kentucky, TMMI with Princeton, Indiana, and TMMWV with Buffalo West Virginia. These facilities would be celebrating over the next couple of days.
All in all, these three Toyota facilities have around 13,000 people employed. They also do represent around $8.8 billion in investment. After all, these plants build various Toyota vehicles and engines that are sold in the automobile market. The TMMK builds the Camry, Avalon, Solara, and some engines. TMMI builds the Tundra, Sequoia, and Sienna. And as per the TMMWV, this plant produces engines and transmission systems for the Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Sienna, and Lexus RX350.
Seiichi Sudo, the president of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (TEMA) in Toyota’s North America operations, “The success of TMMK’s team members and suppliers certainly paved the way for expansion throughout North American over the last 20 years.” Indeed, each of these plants’ anniversaries is worth celebrating.