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Toyota Drives Towards Its New Home As Its Supplier Diversity Teams Deliver Founding Principles Of 'Building A Better Society'

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of the world's top automaker, Diversity in Promotions, (DIP), one of Toyota's longtime diversity suppliers, and the Dallas – Ft. Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council (DFW MSDC), are pleased to announce Toyota's Supplier Diversity Exchange Event.  Scheduled for August 13, 2014, this event is designed to help Toyota identify certified minority- or women-owned suppliers for various construction phases of its new corporate campus in Plano, Texas that will house Toyota's North American headquarters.  Suppliers wishing to participate must meet the prequalification criteria per trade category, some of which have general contractor implications.  More specific information can be obtained by contacting DIP, DFW MSDC or accessing the link below.

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"Since announcing the move to Plano, all of our teams have worked cohesively and cross functionally to insure inclusion among the certifying regional councils, government entities, our suppliers and throughout the business community in general," said Monetta Stephens, Toyota Supplier Diversity.

"In fact, based on prior success, we are partnering with DFW MSDC and DIP to insure that this build-out engages the most innovative designs and processes, based on Toyota's pillars of respect for people and continuous improvement," adds Bonnie Clinton, who leads Indirect Procurement at the Torrance location.

This exchange event is designed to promote total inclusiveness by engaging potential participants in the Dallas Metroplex.  DIP and DFW MSDC are partnering to insure that the most pivotal suppliers are reached by conducting outreach not only within the regional councils of nationally recognized certifying agencies, but also across key Metropolitan areas, in faith-based institutions, civic groups and on social media.

Qualified suppliers will need to submit their business profile in order to receive an invitation to the event.  Suppliers receiving an invitation will be treated to networking opportunities with key decision makers, construction timeline and project management information and business growth opportunities.  During the event, Toyota's Construction Developer and Project Management Teams will engage potential suppliers in a match-making session to gauge capabilities and align Toyota business needs.  For more information and to obtain prequalification criteria, certified MBE/WBEs are asked to contact DIP and/or DFW MSDC using the contact information below. 

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.  

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com

About Diversity in Promotions, Inc. (DIP)
Diversity in Promotions, Inc. (DIP) is a B2B resource that builds business development gateways to grow and strengthen minority businesses and multicultural communities.  DIP engages to customize solutions so that small, minority or women owned businesses exceed expectations as corporate partners achieve their business goals.  Visit www.diversityinpromotions.com

About Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council (DFW MSDC)
The D/FW MSDC is a privately funded, nonprofit, business organization, formed in 1973 by major corporations committed to fostering a business environment which promotes access and opportunity for minority-owned businesses Visit www.dfwmsdc.com

EVENT INFORMATION  

Date:           

August 13, 2014

Where:          

Plano, Texas

Who:            

Certified MBE/WBE Suppliers

NAICS Codes:      

236220, 541310, 423210, 561730, 561710, 561621


(All Sub-Codes are included)

To Pre-Qualifyhttp://bit.ly/1tOAbU7

For more information, please contact:




Diversity in Promotions, Inc.     

DFW MSDC

Tracey Bell, President      

Andrew Nash, Director of Operations

Tel: 469.718.5589           

Tel: 214.630.0747

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