Toyota Aids Midwest Flood Victims

COLUMBUS, Ind.—Toyota Material Handling USA Inc. has donated $10,000 and the use of a lift truck to the American Red Cross to assist in flood relief efforts in the Columbus, Ind., area.

Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc. (TIEM), based in Columbus, has close to 900 associates who reside in the local area.

In addition, several employees of Hupp Toyotalift, a Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer with locations throughout Iowa, were severely affected by the flooding. The dealership suffered tremendous damage to its branch location in Davenport, Iowa. As a result, it has opened a temporary location in Eldridge, Iowa.

TMHU has set up a matching gifts program for its associates and network of dealers to raise funds for TIEM and Hupp Toyotalift associates. Toyota Industries Companies, including TMHU, established a $27,500 fund for TIEM associates directly affected by the flood. In addition, clothing and canned food drives are being held at TMHU’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif., its Columbus, Ind., location and at TIEM.

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