Toyota’s Columbus, Ind., manufacturing plant, Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. (TIEM), has been named “Company of the Year” by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. TIEM was presented the award at the chamber’s recent annual meeting.
“Toyota is very honored by this recognition,” said Toshiya Yamagishi, president of TIEM. “As a company, we are committed to enhancing our associates’ quality of life and contributing to the overall success of our community.”
Each year, the chamber bestows a number of awards of distinction in order to foster a culture of excellence. These awards recognize extraordinary contributions from the business community that reflect positively on the quality and expertise of the Columbus, Ind., community. TIEM was selected as the “Company of the Year” because of distinctive accomplishments that impacted associates, the community and the marketplace.
The chamber recognized TIEM’s accomplishments, which include:
TIEM designs, manufactures and supplies Toyota lift trucks and parts associated with Toyota lift trucks and tow tractors, and assembles motor vehicle parts and accessories. The facility, which was named a 2011 North American Best Plant by IndustryWeek magazine, is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization and has produced more than 400,000 Toyota lift trucks since its opening in 1990. For more information, visit www.toyotaforklift.com.