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Southwest Indiana Toyota Plant Looking to Fill 500 New Jobs


Staffing Agency, Aerotek is hosting a hiring event next week to recruit 500 production workers for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana's Gibson County Plant.  The plant is located in Princeton, Indiana near Evansville.

The event will take place next Tuesday, March 2nd at WorkOne Southwest at 700 E. Walnut Street in Evansville.  Applicants must be willing to perform physically demanding tasks and work day or evening shifts as well as be available to work overtime?
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Toyota Stands Out in JD Power Dependability Study



Toyota, Lexus, Buick and Cadillac captured the top four spots in  J.D. Power and Associates' annual vehicle dependability study.  The study is one of the most watched rankings because it indicates the answers and complaints from three year old vehicle owners.  The report tabulates problems reported in surveys during the last 12 months.  The industry average is 147 problems reported for every 100 vehicles.  Toyota's score came in at 111 reported problems, Lexus?
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Camry Hybrid SE Lives Up to the Hype




Review reprinted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Price: $32,987 as tested (a base hybrid starts at $27,995, while a base Camry, $22,970). Among the more expensive options on the test vehicle: sunroof for $915, security system for $359, and remote start for $499. (For more about the $1,300 Entune Premium Audio, see "Play some tunes," below.)

Marketer's pitch: The "Being a Dad?
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Amy Purdy to Drive Daytona 500 Pace Car



Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that 'Dancing With the Stars' finalist and Paralympics bronze medalist Amy Purdy will serve as the official pace car driver for Today's Daytona 500 on FOX.
 
Purdy, a top-ranked adaptive snowboarder in the U.S., will pace The Great American Race in the bold, new Toyota Camry that was redesigned for 2015.
 
"Another exciting moment in my relationship with Toyota," said?
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Do Millennials Want Cars to Drive?



It's become conventional wisdom that Millennials would rather text their friends than drive over to visit, but a new study by youth-oriented MTV suggests that, as is often the case, conventional wisdom has things upside down.

A survey of 3,600 Millennials reveals that three out of four would give up their social media for a day, and texting for a week, rather than hand over the keys to their cars. One reason more?
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SpongeBob Sienna a Hit with Kids



Who says auto shows are just for kids?  The SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Sienna is making a big splash with kids at this year's Chicago Auto Show.

Attendees at this year's show spot the vehicle as soon as they walk into the show's South Pavilion according to Toyota's Curt McAllister.  "It'll be pretty apparent on the floor because you will see it surrounded by bubbles," McAllister said.  "There's actually a?
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Just Press Play in Your Toyota Corolla

You would never imagine going anywhere in your car without listening to something, whether it's your favorite music station or talk show, or a pre-loaded playlist through a mobile device. With the Entune premium audio system found in new cars like the 2015 Toyota Corolla, you'll have access to pretty much every kind of listening experience you could want. Press play to check out the pain-free Entune system in the new Corolla.

The…

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Disabled Veteran Receives Mobility Van



Toyota and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) delivered a 2015 Toyota Sienna with the Northstar Access 360 in-floor side entry ramp conversion to disabled U.S. Air Force veteran and Star Spangled Salute contest winner, Susan Kirsch. The delivery ceremony was held at the American Legion in Pasco, Wash., with executives from Toyota and VMI, as well as Ms. Kirsch?s friends and family and local mobility dealer, Specialty Mobility.
 
"We?re thrilled to be a?
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Mississippi Toyota Plant Sets Record With 500,000th Car



Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi started building the Toyota Corolla in 2011.  And yesterday morning, a red Toyota Corolla LE became the 500,000th car to roll off the Blue Springs Mississippi production line.  The Mississippi plant reached the half-million production mark faster than any of the other eight Toyota assembly plants in the U.S..

"This is a proud moment in our history," said Fred Volf, Toyota Mississippi vice president of manufacturing.  "It's a?
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U.S. Auto Industry Employment Continues to Rise



From Brent Snavely of The Detroit Free Press:

The U.S. auto industry now employs more workers than it has at any time since March 2008, at the beginning of the Great Recession when the industry and economy in general started a sharp descent.

In January, the U.S. auto industry added 6,700 jobs, raising total employment for the industry to 913,200, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor?
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