Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) is a Canadian automotive manufacturer and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. TMMC currently operates a plant in Cambridge, Ontario, and another in Woodstock, Ontario.
The current President of TMMC is Brian Krinock.
Toyota's aluminium wheel plant was built in British Columbia in 1983 and currently employs a workforce of roughly 260.
The Cambridge plant opened in 1988, and has been expanded twice since. This was Toyota's second car-assembly plant in North America, after the plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, opened in 1987, and the first Toyota assembly plant in Canada. The plant in its current configuration covers 3,010,000 square feet (280,000 m2) in space on 1.62 square kilometres (400 acres) and employs 4,300 workers. TMMC has eight J.D. Power and Associates plant quality awards, most recently earning its first Platinum Plant Award in 2011.
Products Made at Cambridge Facility
- Toyota Corolla (1988-Present) North Plant
- Toyota Matrix (2002-Present) North Plant
- Lexus RX350 (2003-Present) South Plant
- Lexus RX450h (2013-Present) South Plant
Products Made at Woodstock Facility
TMMC is the first and currently only plant outside of Japan to produce a Lexus brand vehicle.
The CAW has attempted several times to organize TMMC. TMMC Assistant General Manager and spokesman Greig Mordue stated "Our team members will decide whether or not a union best reflects their interest... At this point in time, we don't think they have anything to gain from a union", and described the defeat of the CAW drive saying "Our team members have recognized that a third party represents a complication they don't need."  Despite this, however, the CAW supported Mordue as the Liberal candidate in the 2006 federal election instead of endorsing the NDP's Zoe Kunschner. Mordue attempted to take credit for bringing the new plant to Woodstock, but lost to Conservative incumbent Dave MacKenzie.
The Woodstock plant opened in 2008, and is now in full production of Toyota's RAV4. The location was picked due to its educated workforce, proximity to the Cambridge plant, and being adjacent to the major transportation corridors, Highway 401 and Highway 403. Woodstock's bid reportedly beat out several US states that were offering over twice the subsidies.
On March 28, 2012, TMMC announced that 80 million dollars will be invested in the Woodstock plant to increase production by 50,000 vehicles a year to a new total of 200,000 vehicles per year. This will create 400 new jobs at the plant and is set to be completed by early 2013,. On July 24, 2012, Toyota will create 400 new jobs at the Cambridge plant to handle increased production of Lexus RX line in 2 years to 104,000 vehicles.
Awards and community involvement
In October 2008, TMMC was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine, the only automaker to receive this honour. Later that month, TMMC was recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers, as announced in the Waterloo Region Record, Guelph Mercury and Cambridge Times. | Parts for Canadian plants |}
- Vancouver Regional Office
- Calgary Regional Office
- Montreal Regional Office
- Halifax Regional Office
- Toyota Financial Services - Markham ON
- Cold Research Centre - Timmins ON
- Toyota Canada Inc. Canadian head office is in Toronto ( 1 Toyota Place near Markham Road and Highway 401) and home to head office operations, customer service centre and distribution centre (Toronto Parts Distribution Centre). The main campus also features a baseball diamond for employees' use.
- CAW aims for Toyota - Autonet.ca
- babble: CAW sellout Stanford backs Toyota Liberal
- Election 2006
- Toyota angle didn't help Oxford's Mordue | The Record.com
- "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".