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News Release 2016

ARJ Changing Name to Toyota Boshoku Tennessee New name with same continued commitment to the Jackson community

JACKSON, TENNESSE – March 24, 2016 – ARJ Manufacturing, LLC will change its name effective April 1, 2016 to Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC. Opening in Jackson, Tennessee in 2001, ARJ was first established as a joint venture between Araco (later becoming Toyota Boshoku) and Johnson Controls, manufacturing seat components for the automotive industry. In September 2010 ARJ became wholly owned by Toyota Boshoku. The new name will better align the company within the Toyota Boshoku America Inc. family.

Toyota Boshoku Tennessee employs nearly 250 team members at the Jackson facility. All employees will remain with the company. It is a premier stamping and welding assembly supplier for over 50 models of automobiles to multiple auto manufacturers and is a key member of the local Jackson community.

About Toyota Boshoku group  

Toyota Boshoku group, one of the world’s premium interior systems suppliers and filter manufacturers, develops and produces interior, filtration, and powertrain components. With world headquarters in Kariya City, Japan, Toyota Boshoku Corporation owns Toyota Boshoku America Inc. based in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Toyota Boshoku America (TBA) and its affiliates employ over 6,000 team members in 19 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. TBA Group is a premier manufacturer of automotive interior systems, which include seat, door trim, headliner, substrate, and carpet in addition to air and oil filters for a variety of customers such as Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors.