The popular vehicle manufacturer Toyota has recently begun to build a new headquarters for the company. This new campus incorporates all current branches and employees into one central location, and it provides the opportunity for a more stream-lined and efficient business model. At this new, state-of-the-art facility, an emphasis will be placed on conservation and unity within members of the Toyota family.

Why Choose Plano For the New Headquarters?

Plano was chosen as the location for the new Toyota campus for several reasons. First, Texas has tax laws that are beneficial to businesses, so moving here made financial sense. In addition, there aren’t any other Toyota operations in the area, so it provides a fresh start for the company as it moves forward and consolidates operations into one headquarters. These factors coupled with a low cost of living and family-friendly culture made Plano the perfect choice for Toyota.

How Will Current Toyota Employees Be Affected By This Move?

Toyota’s New Headquarters in Dallas is expected to house between four and five thousand workers in total. All of the current Toyota employees in the three locations affected by this move are invited and encouraged to transfer to the new campus. As of now, approximately three quarters of current employees have indicated that they are willing and able to relocate along with the company. To help current workers make the decision to transfer to Plano, Toyota has been offering to pay for employees and their families to visit the area to see if living there will be a good fit. The company has made it clear that they do not wish to reduce their workforce with this move, and it is not an effort to cut down on employee numbers. For those who decide to move, relocation packages and retention incentives are being offered. Some employees are already working from temporary offices near the new campus, and they are also involved with testing and selecting new furniture and office equipment for the company.

What Will the New Headquarters Look Like?

Located on a 100-acre piece of land near Plano, Texas, Toyota’s new headquarters will strike a balance between modernity and native Texan. There is a focus on efficiency and conservation on this campus, and Toyota will be trying to obtain the most prestigious ranking possible for ecofriendly, green buildings. An emphasis is being placed on alternate energy sources and conservation to help offset the impact this campus will have on the local environment. Solar panels will be located on most buildings and garages, and rainwater will be collected for use on landscaping and other vegetation on the property. The main buildings will be made of glass to allow for plenty of natural light and a pristine, modern feel. However, they are also constructed to provide plenty of shade and prevent the buildings from becoming too hot or bright in the Texan sun.

When Will Work Be Completed for the New Campus?

As of now, Toyota expects the new Plano campus to be completed by the end of 2017, with some spaces completed earlier in the year. While some temporary offices are already in place and occupied, the first workers should be moving into their new permanent work spaces mid-2017. The entire transition should be completed before 2018, however.

The new Toyota headquarters in Plano, Texas, promise to create a new opportunity for the company to redefine and improve itself. By having all of its operations in one location, more efficiency is expected. In addition, the new campus will allow for employees to become more unified and enjoy environmentally-friendly work spaces near Dallas companies. This move will create new changes and direction for the brand as it moves forward.

See full PDF Press Release from Toyota about why this is “good for Texas”.