June 9, 2005
California street renamed “Toyota Way”
Torrance, California – The city of Torrance, California honoured Toyota in ceremonies at the automaker’s U.S. sales and marketing headquarters marking the name change of 195th Street to “Toyota Way”.
Toyota chose Torrance as the site of its national headquarters in 1966. Since then, its annual U.S. sales have swelled 100-fold to 2 million vehicles, and its Torrance operation has grown to 16 buildings and 4,000 workers.
On behalf of the city, Torrance Mayor Dan Walker said, “Through all economic climates, Toyota has remained innovative and successful, enhancing the city’s economic vitality. Together with its exemplary corporate citizenship initiatives, Toyota makes the city of Torrance proud to say, ‘Toyota chose Torrance for its national headquarters.'”