Toyota Drives Environmental Awareness in U.S. Hispanic Community

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

MIAMI (May 28, 2013) — Toyota’s commitment to the environment is a way of life, extending across operations and epitomized by the Toyota Prius Family of vehicles. Hispanics across the country are increasingly becoming environmentally aware, and in an effort to help the Hispanic community further embrace sustainability, Toyota is providing them with the tools necessary to continue on the path of going green.

Lexus Eco Challenge First-Round Winners Take Environmental Commitment to a New Level

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 – Students from across the country are showing they can change the world, starting with their local community. Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the sixth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda to assist in $2.55B bailout of chipmaker Renesas with Japanese gov.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda to assist in $2.55B bailout of chipmaker Renesas with Japanese gov.

October 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Honda , Nissan , Toyota , Earnings/Financials According to a Reuters report, the Japanese government and several of the country’s largest manufacturers are joining forces to rescue troubled electronics manufacturer Renesas Electronics. Toyota , Nissan , Honda , Panasonic , Canon and Denso are set to contribute a combined $637.9 million to a $2.55 billion deal that will see the group gain control of the company. Robert Bosch GmbH is also considering investing in the electronics manufacturer. Why are so many varied corporations interested in Renesas’ future? The company is the world’s leading supplier of microcontroller chips. Even so, the strengthening yen and heavy competition from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Company has seen Renesas suffer through five years of financial losses. As a result, the company has laid off 12 percent of its workers and currently has plans to either sell or consolidate more than half of its domestic manufacturing facilities. Toyota, Nissan, Honda to assist in $2.55B bailout of chipmaker Renesas with Japanese gov. originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Japanese automakers close plants as Typhoon Roke bears down

Japanese automakers close plants as Typhoon Roke bears down

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Honda , Mitsubishi , Nissan , Toyota As if the country of Japan has had enough to deal with over the last several months, the country is now facing a powerful typhoon with winds reaching up to 130 miles per hour. Tokyo Electric Power reports that 575,500 households are without power already, and that number could certainly climb. Japanese automakers are bracing for Typhoon Roke as well. According to reports, Toyota , Honda , Nissan and Mitsubishi have all closed down plants or cancelled shifts at facilities affected by the storm. This is the second typhoon to hit Japan so far this year, and the country averages between two and four of the storms every year. In other words, this may not be the last weather-related outage you hear about from Japanese automakers in 2011. Japanese automakers close plants as Typhoon Roke bears down originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

National Center for Family Literacy and Toyota Celebrate 20-Year Partnership

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) – the organization that pioneered the concept of raising the literacy level of parents and children simultaneously – celebrated 20 years of partnership with Toyota today that has impacted 1 million families across the country.

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $5.2 Million in New Grants

Toyota USA Foundation Announces $5.2 Million in New Grants

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Toyota USA Foundation, a charitable endowment supporting K-12 math and science education, today announced over $5.2 million in new grants. The latest round of grants is going to 8 organizations from across the country. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.

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