|TOYOTA||Characteristic of Toyota's projects is the value placed on "whole team" performance and accountability.||TOYOTA|
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Airflite FBO Long Beach
Jim Press, President Toyota Aviation in Professional Pilot Magazine - March 1993
"Top Ranking FBO in US for 1994"Aviation International News May 1994
Los Angeles Regional Facility - Irvine, California
By the time we received our first assignment from Toyota, they were already well beyond the design concept stage, with a schedule and budget in jeopardy. Developing a new design concept was not an option. The project completion date was already set solidly linked with the arrival of more than one hundred design engineers from Japan who would occupy another Toyota facility. That facilitys availability, along with several others, had a "domino" relationship that depended on this project being completed on time. There were no alternatives and not much room to maneuver.
With a 120 mile per hour, four wheel drive dynamometer, a state of the art data communications system - including a satellite up-link, and a need for "headquarters" quality, this "jewel" in the midst of an orange grove on the Irvine Ranch, represented an uncommon challenge that only top-notch people with an unique approach could handle.
This first project for Toyota was a great success. The project team saved the design concept and helped Toyotas Facilities group deliver this milestone project like Toyota delivers parts to their assembly lines, "just in time." Because everyone on the team worked hard and focused on the same agenda, everybody won.
Downing managed other work for Toyota
Jeffrey M. Kalban, Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates
"... good work and excellent results produced through active leadership and management..."Lemuel M. Bottoms, Facilities Project Manager, Toyota