Toyota marked a manufacturing milestone with the production and sale of its five hundred thousandth forklift built at the company’s manufacturing facility, Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg, Inc. (TIEM). To mark the occasion, Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta President Lee Smith presented the 500,000 forklift, an 8-Series model, to customer RockTenn, the second largest paper company in the world.
"Toyota’s manufacturing achievement is the latest demonstration that we are responding to our customers’ need to deliver forklifts in North America with quality, technology, performance, fuel economy and value," said Jeff Rufener, president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. “We look forward to achieving our next production milestone thanks to the hard work and support of our world-class team of associates, dealers, suppliers and customers.”
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