It all started in 1972 when Toyota announced its first manufacturing investment in North America. Now the automaker’s Long Beach California operation TABC has celebrated 50 years of paving the way for Toyota to become a gold standard in advanced manufacturing. Building on five decades of quality, TABC is a primary supplier of parts for Tacoma trucks and produces past model service body parts for all North American produced Toyota vehicles.As part of its anniversary celebration, Toyota officials announced $200,000 in community investments to be split among seven partner organizations, including:American Red CrossBoys and Girls Club of Long BeachCalifornia State University of Long BeachCalifornia Conference for Equality and JusticeChildren TodayLong Beach Chamber of CommerceUS VetsIn addition to the community investments, Toyota donated two vehicles to Rancho Los Alamitos and the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.TABC, originally known as Atlas Fabricators, contracted with Toyota in 1972 to assemble truck beds for vehicles destined for the US Two years later, Toyota purchased the operation and ultimately renamed it TABC, making it Toyota’s first manufacturing investment in the US. In March 2022, the operation announced an investment of USD 27 million to support an increase in production capabilities. Currently, the plant employs approximately 350 people and represents a USD 485 million investment.