Since 1992, Toyota Material Handling inc., U.S.A., often known as TMHU, have been the best selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. This business has been headquartered out of Irvine, California for well over 40 years, offering a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. With a first-rate reputation of durability and reliability, Toyota lift trucks have thrived in the competitive materials handling market. Quality is the cornerstone of Toyota’s renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all manufacturing facilities, including TIEM, which is stands for Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, located in Columbus, Indiana. The bulk of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S. are manufactured here. All Toyota equipment and components designed within North America adhere to the International Organization for Standardization or ISO 14001 standard. TIEM has been honored many times for its commitment to continual development, and its environmental methods. It is the first and only maker to offer EPA and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift trucks on the market. To illustrate, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks emit 70% less smog forming emissions than the existing federal EPA standards and have complied with California’s strict emission standards and regulations. TMHU, U.S.A.- Leading the Industry Brett Wood, President of TMHU, links Toyota’s success to its robust dedication to fabricating the finest quality lift trucks at the same time as delivering the utmost client service and support. “We must be able to learn and predict the needs of our customers,” said Brett Wood. “As a leader, our success also depends on our ability to address our customers’ operational, safety and environmental cost issues.” TMHU’s parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, also referred to as TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world’s biggest lift truck dealer and is amongst the magazines prominent World’s Most Admired Companies. New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility Toyota Industries Corporation, as the parent company, has instilled a rich corporate doctrine of environmental stewardship in Toyota. Not a lot of other companies and no other lift truck manufacturer can match Toyota’s record of caring for the natural environment while concurrently stimulating the economy. Environmental accountability is an important aspect of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only producer to provide UL-listed, EPA- and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift vehicles. Yet one more reason they remain a leader within the industry. Toyota originally introduced the 8-Series line of lift trucks in 2006, yet again exhibiting its leadership and innovation in the industry. Featuring an exclusive emission system that eclipsed both Federal EPA emission principles, and California's more environmentally friendly emission standards. The finished creation is a lift vehicle that produces 70% fewer smog forming emissions than the current Federal standards allow. What's more in 2006, Toyota established an affiliation with the Arbor Day Foundation, furthering their commitment to the environment. In excess of 57,000 trees have been planted in district parks and national forests damaged by ecological reasons such as fires, as a result of this relationship. 10,500 seedlings have also been spread through Toyota Industrial Equipment’s network of sellers to non-profit organizations and neighborhood consumers to help sustain communities all over the U.S. Toyota's lift vehicles offer enhanced strength, visibility, output, ergonomics, and all the foremost safety technology that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company’s System of Active Stability, also referred to as “SAS”, helps limit the risk of accidents and injuries, and increasing productivity levels while minimizing the potential for product and equipment damage. System Active Stability senses numerous conditions that might lead to lateral instability and possible lateral overturn. When one of those factors are detected, SAS immediately engages the Swing Lock Cylinder to stabilize the rear axle. This transitions the lift truck’s stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the probability of an accident from a lateral overturn. The Active Mast Function Controller or the Active Control Rear Stabilizer also helps to prevent injuries or accidents while adding stability. SAS was originally released to the market on the 7-Series internal combustion models in 1999 and subsequently catapulted Toyota into the industry leader for safety. Ever since then, SAS continues to be integrated into nearly all of Toyota’s internal combustion machines. It is standard gear on the new 8-Series. There are more than 100,000 SAS-equipped lift vehicles in action, exceeding 450 million hours combined. The increased population of SAS-equipped vehicles in the field, along with mandatory operator training, overturn fatalities across all designs have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Furthermore, there has been an overall 35.5% reduction in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and tip overs from a lift vehicle for the same period. Toyota's pattern of excellence reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains a widespread Operator Safety Training program to help consumers meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Training programs, video lessons and a variety of materials, covering a broad scope of subjects—from personal safety, to OSHA policies, to surface and cargo conditions, are offered through the dealer network. Toyota has maintained a continuous presence in the United States ever since its first sale. In 2009, Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, produced its 350,000th lift vehicle. This reality is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks sold in America today are manufactured in the United States. Based in Columbus, Ind., the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. campus equals 998,000 square feet of facilities across 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as manufacturing operations and supply centers for equipment and service components, with the whole commitment exceeding $113 million dollars. The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both dealers and clients of TMHU. The facility includes a 360-degree showroom, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an area for live product demonstrations with seating capacity for 120; a presentation theater; Toyota’s Hall of Fame showcasing Toyota’s history since the birth of its originator, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and lastly a instruction center. The NCC embodies Toyota’s commitment to providing top-notch client service. TMHU’s 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations all over the U.S, supply the most comprehensive and inclusive client service and support in the industry. The company’s new and Licensed Used lift trucks, service, parts, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to ensure total client satisfaction.