In the United States, Toyota Materials Handling inc., or TMHU, continues to be the top selling lift truck dealer since 1992. Proudly celebrating more than 40 years of operations, the Irvine, California established company presents a wide-ranging line of quality lift trucks. Owing to their status of excellence, reliability, and durability, Toyota remains prevalent in this competitive market. Quality is the cornerstone of Toyota’s notorious Toyota Production System practiced at all manufacturing facilities, including TIEM, which is stands for Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, located in Columbus, Indiana. The majority of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the U.S.A are manufactured here. All Toyota's manufacturing facilities within Canada and the United States comply with the International Organization for Standardization or ISO 14001 standard. TIEM has been honored many times for its commitment to continual improvement, 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. For instance, the Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks emit 70% less smog forming emissions than the current centralized EPA standards and have complied with California’s strict emission standards and policies. TMHU, U.S.A.- Leading the Industry Brett Wood, President of TMHU, associates Toyota’s success to its stout dedication to fabricating the best quality lift vehicles at the same time as delivering the utmost client service and assistance. “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 called TICO, is listed in Fortune Magazine as the world’s leading lift truck supplier and is among the magazines impressive World’s Most Admired Companies. New Meaning to Environmental Responsibility Toyota's parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, has imparted an outstanding company principles towards environmental stewardship within Toyota. Toyota's loaded history of environmental protection whilst retaining economic viability can not be matched by other organizations and certainly no other materials handling manufacturer can thus far rival Toyota. Environmental responsibility is an important feature of corporate decision making at Toyota and they are proud to be the first and only producer to offer UL-listed, EPA- and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas powered lift vehicles. Yet an added reason they remain a leader within the industry. Toyota first launched 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. Also starting in 2006, collectively with the Arbor Day Foundation, Toyota added to its dedication to the natural environment. To this day more than 58,000 trees have been embedded in the ground throughout national forests and local parks that were damaged by fires and other ecological causes. 10,500 seedlings have also been distributed through Toyota Industrial Equipment’s network of sellers to non-profit organizations and neighborhood customers to help sustain communities all over the United States Toyota's lift trucks offer improved durability, visibility, output, ergonomics, and all the leading safety equipment that has made Toyota an industry leader. The company’s System of Active Stability, also called “SAS”, helps reduce the possibility of accidents and accidental injuries, in addition to increasing productivity levels while minimizing the likelihood of merchandise and equipment breakage. System Active Stability can discern circumstances that could lead to lateral volatility and likely lateral overturn. When any of these conditions have been sensed, the SAS will immediately engage the Swing Lock Cylinder to re-stabilize the rear axle. This transitions the lift truck’s stability trajectory from triangular in shape to rectangular, offering a major increase in stability which substantially reduces the likelihood 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. The SAS systems were originally used on the 7-Series internal combustion lift trucks which were put on the market in 1999. These systems helped push Toyota into the lead for industry safety standards. Now, SAS is adopted on practically every new internal combustion products and is standard equipment for 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 obligatory worker instruction, overturn fatalities across all designs have decreased by 13.6% since 1999. Also, there has been an overall 35.5% decrease in industry wide collisions, loss of control, falls and overturn from a lift vehicle for the same period. Toyota's measure of excellence reaches far beyond its technological achievements. The company maintains an extensive Operator Safety Training curriculum to help purchasers meet OSHA standard 1910.178. Training courses, video lessons and various resources, covering a wide scope of topics—from personal safety, to OSHA rules, to surface and cargo conditions, are available through the supplier network. Ever since the sale of its first lift truck in the U.S. to the manufacture of its 350,000th lift truck produced in 2009 at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, TMHU has continued a unbroken existence in the U.S. This reality is demonstrated by the statistic that 99% of Toyota lift trucks sold in America at the moment are manufactured in the United States. Situated in Columbus, Ind., the Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. campus equals 998,000 square feet of facilities spanning 126 acres. Facilities include a National Customer Center, as well as manufacturing operations and distribution centers for equipment and service parts, with the whole investment exceeding $113 million dollars. The new National Customer Center was conceived to serve both dealers and customers of TMHU. The facility includes a 360-degree display room, a presentation theater complete with stadium seating for 32, an section for live merchandise demonstrations with seating capability for 120; a presentation theater; Toyota’s Hall of Fame showcasing Toyota’s story since the birth of its founder, Sakichi Toyoda, in 1867, and finally a training center. The NCC embodies Toyota’s dedication to providing top-notch consumer service. TMHU’s 68 sanctioned Toyota Industrial Equipment, or TIE dealers, along with 189 dealership locations right through the U.S, supply the most comprehensive and inclusive client service and support in the industry. The company’s new and Licensed Used lift vehicles, service, parts, and financing features make Toyota dealerships a one-stop shop to guarantee total consumer satisfaction.