Sekisui raising funds for earthquake victims
Sekisui S-LEC America is having a cookout in front of Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to raise money for its Japanese counterparts.
Japan, reported that one of it plants was destroyed during the recent earthquake and tsunami and some of its associates are missing and families with the company have been displaced.
Lunch will include a hot dog or hamburger, chips and a drink for $5. All funds will go to the Sekisui Japanese Relief Fund.
Toyota will match relief donations
LEXINGTON (AP) — Toyota manufacturing employees in North America who donate money to earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan will have their gifts matched by the company, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Employees, temporary workers and contractors are all eligible, and there is no cap on the match. Spokesman Rick Hesterberg said the Erlanger-based manufacturing operations will match donations dollar for dollar.
Toyota is coordinating with the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross. The earthquake damaged four Toyota subsidiary plants in Japan.
Ford gives preview of Escape strategy
LOUISVILLE (AP) — Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally previewed his company’s next Kentucky-made vehicle Tuesday night, saying the new version of the Escape small SUV that will roll off the assembly line at a retooled Louisville manufacturing plant will be transformational.
Mulally also praised the automaker’s partnership with Louisville, calling the city where Ford has two manufacturing plants a “center of excellence.”