Toyota’s huge new Plano HQ a logistical challenge
When the first Toyota employees start moving into the auto giant’s new North American headquarters in late April, they’ll be setting up shop in a modern marvel.
Yards of poured concrete that would pass 475 football stadiums end to end, 17,000 tons of reinforcing steel — the equivalent of 1,700 city buses. Acres of glass, literal tons of Texas limestone.
But the most impressive part about the project isn’t the materials. It’s not the 7.75-megawatt solar power system or the interior color palette designed to reflect the indigenous Texas environment.
It’s that, in a region where builders are struggling mightily to find construction labor, as many as 2,000 workers are out at the 100-
Construction continues at the new Toyota headquarters in Plano this month. As many as 2,000 workers are on the 100-acre site at any given moment.