• Toyota Builds Tijuana Manufacturing Plant


    Toyota is planning to build a plant in Tijuana to manufacture its Tacoma pickup truck beds. Located on 700 acres in eastern Tijuana, the plant will produce 160,000 truck beds annually.

  • Facilities Management at Ford Land Enters a New World


    Customer satisfaction is the heart of the new FM model at Ford Motor Land Services Corporation, the wholly-owned real estate, construction, and facilities services subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.

  • Boeing Measures Revamped Facilities Organization


    Accurately measuring the improvements produced by a reorganization is no easy task, especially if the re-org consists of more than 7,000 employees working across five geographic regions. Such was the challenge faced by Jacqueline Lovette, a specialist in quantitative methodology with Boeing's Commercial Airline Group.

  • Toyota Considers Georgia for New Plant


    Japan-based Toyota Motor Corp. is considering sites in Georgia, Tennessee, or Alabama for a plant manufacturing 4.7-liter V8 gasoline engines. To be completed by 2004, the plant will produce 100,000 to 150,000 new engines per year and cost approximately $266 million.

  • Hartsfield Builds Airport Technical Support Campus


    Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is building a new $4.4-million Airport Technical Support Campus facility.

  • GM Adopts McDonald's Approach to Facilities Management


    By centralizing its facilities operations, the General Motors Corporation (GM) cut more than $1 billion from its annual budget in just five years, and is now gearing up to find another $1 billion in structural savings, reductions, and cost avoidance.

  • NTSB Dedicates New Conference Center


    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) dedicated its new $2.3 million, 354-seat conference center in May 2000. The 12,518-sf facility--built in what was an abandoned theater--will be the new site for NTSB proceedings and hearings on civil aviation accidents.

  • The NFPA , the WFCA and the IAPMO plan to develop a new set of Consensus Codes


    The National Fire and Protection Agency (NFPA) has partnered with Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to build a set of Consensus Codes--a new set of codes for the built environment.