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Time Line of Toyota and Jim Moran
8 months ago
Sakichi Toyoda is born in Japan.
Sakichi Toyoda completes the wooden Toyoda handloom and applies for a patent. #1195
Kiichiro Toyoda is born, Sakichi's first son.
Sakichi Toyoda invents a yarn winder and applies for a patent. #2472
The first Sino-Japanese War breaks out.
Henry Ford manufactures a gasoline-powered automobile in the USA
An automobile lands in Japan for the first time
Sakichi Toyoda establishes Toyoda Automatic Loom Works.
Chevrolet established in the USA
World War I breaks out between the Allies and the Central Powers.
Jim Moran is born in Chicago, Illinois
Toyoda Automatic Loom Works established.
The Great Kanto Earthquake strikes Tokyo.
Kiichiro Toyoda travels overseas to gather info on US and European automotive industries.
The Great Depression starts in the US.
Kiichiro Toyoda builds a prototype small engine.
Sakichi Toyoda passes away.
Toyoda Automatic Loom Works establishes its Automobile Division.
Automobile Divisions prototype plant completed.
Model A1 prototype passenger car completed.
First Toyoda model G1 truck prototype completed.
Eiji Toyoda joins Toyoda Automatic Loom Works
Toyoda logo established from " Toyoda-go " to " Toyota-go ".
Toyoda Automatic Loom Works automotive manufacturing operations handed over to Toyota Motor Company.
Metric system adopted replacing the imperial system,
World War II breaks out between the Allied Forces ( USA ) and the Axis Forces ( Japan ).
Jim Moran purchased a Sinclair Gas Station for $360. Became the largest volume outlet in Chicago.
The pacific War breaks out. Attack on Pearl Harbor
Evacuation of Koromo plants commenced.
Casting plant and machinery plant inside Koromo plant damaged by bombs.
US forces dropped Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan.
End of World War II
The United Nations founded
Jim Moran establishes a Hudson Dealership.
Repairing of US military passenger cars commenced.
" Toyopet " is the nickname selected for the compact car (Model SA).
Jim Moran establishes Courtesy Motors.
Jim Moran goes on television as "Jim Moran the Courtesy Man"
USA government instructs Douglas MacArthur to implement the Nine Economy Stabilization Principles.
Jim Moran started the Courtesy Conditioned Assembly Line.
Competitive bid won to supply 100 trucks to the US military in Okinawa.
Labor dispute erupted surrounding layoffs.
Korean War breaks out
Eiji Toyoda leaves for US to observe automotive market.
1,000 vehicles ordered as part of the first Korean War Special Procurement Boom
2,329 ordered as part of the 2nd Korean War Special Procurement boom.
Korean cease fire conference commences
San Francisco Peace Treaty and Japan-USA Security treaty signed.
Former President Kiichiro Toyoda passes away
Japan and the USA sign Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation.
Jim Moran open Courtesy Ford. in 30 days was the worlds largest Ford dealership.
Suez war breaks out
Toyopet Corona (ST10) launched.
Crown samples exported to the US.
Toyota Motor Sales USA established.
Typhoon Vera hits Japan.
Japan enters the economic boom of 1958-1961
Cuban Missile Crisis
President John F. Kennedy assassinated.
jim Moran diagnosed with cancer. Given a 10% chance of survival.
US Army begins bombing North Vietnam.
Deming prize awarded to Toyoda for major advances in Quality improvement.
President Fukio Nakagawa passes away
Executive Vice President Eiji Toyoda appointed as President.
Jim Moran opened up JM Pontiac City in Homestead, Fl.
Jim Moran test drove for the first time a Corona RT-52 Coupe.
Southeast Toyota Distributors was born.
SET began operations with 42 dealers.
Jim Moran given a franchise for JM Pontiac. 20 years as he largest Pontiac dealership in the world.
SET grows to 71 Toyota dealers.
SET opens Vehicle Processing Center in Jacksonville on Talleyrand Avenue of of the St. Johns river to take vehicles coming in from Japan. ( The Port )
Fourth Middle East war breaks out
First oil crisis occurs
Second oil crisis occurs.
Iran-Iraq war breaks out.
SET grows to serve 151 dealers.
Jim Moran and Dr. Toyoda meet to discuss Lexus.
JM Family logo changes to an Oak Tree.
TMMK is established in Georgetown, KY.
Establishment of Lexus announced as second sales channel in USA.
New York stock market crashes in the USA. ( Black Monday ).
Sakichi Toyoda Memorial house opened.
JM Lexus established in Margate, FL.
SET Vehicle Processing Center in Commerce, GA. established.
New logo for Toyota vehicles announced.
The Great Hanshin Earthquake.
TMMI ( Indiana ) established in the US.
TMMNA established as North American manufacturing headquarters.
The Toyota Way adopted.
9/11 attacks take place in the US.
SET Vehicle Processing Center Westlake in Jacksonville, FL. is opened.
Jim Moran inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Jim Moran passes away.
Toyota announces voluntary measures to remedy floor mat problem.
Great East Japan earthquake.
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