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Toyota Matches Employee Donations For Earthquake Relief

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 4:25am

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Toyota manufacturing employees in North America who donate money to earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan will have their gifts matched by the company.

Employees, temporary workers and contractors are all eligible, and there is no cap on the match. Spokesman Rick Hesterberg told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the Erlanger-based manufacturing operations will match donations dollar for dollar.

Toyota is coordinating with the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross.

The earthquake damaged four Toyota subsidiary plants in Japan. Most parts used in vehicles produced in the U.S. are made in America, but Hesterberg said the company will not be using overtime at its plants in Georgetown and other U.S. cities until it learns more about supplier conditions in Japan.

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