Toyota North America Inc. President Toshiaki Taguchi kicked off 2002 with the January announcement that minority-owned suppliers would get at least $600 million worth of business from Toyota Motor Corp. by year-end. Additionally, Toyota would buy at least $100 million worth of services from other minority-owned businesses. Taguchi made the statement at a press conference in New York, where he announced the formation of a North American diversity advisory board. Taguchi said the 7-person ...

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