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Toyota Looks to Expand Supplier Diversity with Event Near New North American Headquarters
August 05, 2014
ADDISON, Texas (August 5, 2014) – Toyota, Diversity in Promotions (DIP) and the Dallas–Ft. Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council (DFW MSDC) are pleased to announce Toyota’s Supplier Diversity Exchange Event, Aug. 13, in Plano, Texas.
 
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. Suppliers wishing to participate must meet the prequalification criteria per trade category, some of which have general contractor implications. Suppliers can obtain specifics by contacting DIP, DFW MSDC or by filling out the pre-qualification registration form.
 
“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.
 
To help the automaker engage potential participants in the Dallas area, DIP and DFW MSDC are 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 should contact DIP and/or DFW MSDC. 

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
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
Media Contacts
Diversity in Promotions, Inc.                        
Tracey Bell, President                                    
Tel: 469.718.5589                          

DFW MSDC      
Andrew Nash, Director of Operations          
Tel: 214.630.0747
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