New Toyota North American headquarters
As many people may know, Toyota is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based out of Toyota, Aichi, Japan. But earlier this week, the mega corporation finally established a new Toyota North American headquarters in the city of Plano, Texas. And when a company like Toyota goes through a huge move like this, they pull out all of the stops to thank the people who made things possible.
This included a giant “Hello Texas” celebration that featured culinary delights from eighteen diverse restaurants in the community, and a day-long festival of live music from Texas’s biggest stars. The day kicked off with a more serious matter, as company executives gathered to address 400 VIP guests that had an integral role in bringing about the new headquarters.
But as if the event was not enough, Toyota also announced two massive donations that they would be making as a company. North American CEO Jim Lentz alongside 2008 Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin announced that the company would first be donating $1 million to the Plano ISD Academy High School, which focuses primarily on teach students science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Toyota went on to announce to the governor of Texas Rick Perry and Plano mayor Harry LaRosiliere that they would also be donating six Toyota Tundra pickup truck, built right there in Texas, to the city of Plano. These are just the most recent examples of Toyota’s ongoing philanthropy and it makes us proud to be a part of the Toyota family.