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

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

PR Newswire

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014

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.


"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

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

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

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-Qualify:

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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