Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), the Indiana-based company responsible for buildingToyota brand forklifts, commemorated the manufacturing plant’s 25 years of operations in the U.S.A. The event, which was attended by Toyota’s 1,500-plus associates and Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence, highlighted the company’s further investment in the community with multi-million dollar plans to expand the TIEM campus. In addition, Toyota announced its partnership with the Columbus Express Soccer Club to sponsor a new local indoor soccer facility to be named the Toyota Industrial Equipment Soccer Pavilion.
“Toyota’s 25th anniversary manufacturing forklifts in the U.S. couldn’t have happened without our suppliers, customers, dealers and all of the Toyota associates who have helped along the way,” said Brett Wood, president and CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America. “We are proud to call Columbus, Indiana, the home of Toyota Forklifts.”