Toyota, a Year Old in Texas, Has Stayed Out of State Politics. That May Change, CEO Says

North Texas' biggest corporate residents vowed to get more involved in state politics after Republican state leaders made it a top priority to try and enact laws restricting bathroom access for transgender Texans despite fierce opposition from major employers.But Toyota wasn’t one of the companies that signed on to the effort. And although Toyota executives have long touted the automaker’s inclusive ethos and focus on diversity, the company declined to stake a clear position in the debate about the so-called bathroom bill.Toyota, which moved its North American headquarters to Plano a year ago, is still trying to settle in according to Jim Lentz, CEO for North America operations, who spoke to The Dallas Morning News from the Detroit Auto Show. The automaker employs thousands of workers in Texas, including at a truck factory in San Antonio.  Continue reading...

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