Toyota Forklifts Are Made in the USA
by Rob Webb, on May 6, 2019 5:00:00 AM
You probably know Toyota makes the world's #1 forklift, did you know that the majority of Toyota forklifts sold in North America are Made in the USA? In Columbus, Indiana, more than 800 associates assemble 30,000+ lift trucks per year.
The World's #1 Forklift is Made in the USAToyota's Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) campus in Columbus produces more than 60 different types of lift trucks in addition to other material handling equipment. On-site facilities include: metal fabrication, welding, powder coating, assembly and distribution.
Here are few of the products made in Columbus, IN:
Here are a few interesting facts about Toyota's Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) facility in Columbus:
- The campus is 126 acres with buildings totally 1,015,843 square feet
- More than 500,000 forklifts have rolled off the line since 1990
- Products made in Columbus are sold in more than 13 countries around the world
- Water sent to the water treatment facility is cleaner than required by government standards
- In 2004, Columbus became a zero-landfill manufacturing facility
- There are more than 1500 employees
"Making Things is About Making People"There’s a saying at Toyota, “making things is about making people.” At the Columbus campus, associates and their families enjoy an on-site fitness and wellness center to play games, stay in shape, receive a medical check-up, or have prescriptions filled. Toyota Material Handling USA also gives back to the community through local food drives and donations to the local United Way.
When you buy a Toyota forklift or other Toyota material handling equipment, you not only get a reliable machine, you support American workers and their families.
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