TOYOTA ARIZONA PROVING GROUND'S (TAPG) 20TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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        TOYOTA ARIZONA PROVING GROUND'S (TAPG) 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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                           HON. PAUL A. GOSAR

                               of arizona

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. GOSAR. Mr. Speaker, today, I want to congratulate the Toyota 
Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG) as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. I 
have had the opportunity to visit and learn about their operations and 
am proud to represent the Toyota team members working at this fine 
facility. The 12,000 acre facility's most dramatic feature is the 10 
mile, high speed, oval track. But in addition, it is home to many more 
miles of unique test tracks and a state-of-the-art engineering 
facility.
   TAPG, which is part of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, 
Inc., is responsible for evaluating the performance and endurance of 
Toyota vehicles on the test tracks in Wittmann, Arizona. TAPG employs 
about 50 team members and welcomes hundreds of contractors and visiting 
engineers each year--all contributing to Arizona's economy and to the 
development of Toyota's American made vehicles.
   As their representative to Congress, I want to reiterate my 
commitment to supporting policies and a federal regulatory environment 
that encourages companies, like Toyota, to continue to invest in 
research and development in Arizona and across the United States.

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