Detroit Free Press

Toyota isn’t just relocating its North American headquarters from Torrance, Calif., to Plano, Texas — it’s fundamentally changing the way it operates its businesses in North America.

“Most everyone, when they think of Toyota, they think of a single company in the U.S., and we are really not,” Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, said Tuesday during a one-day visit to Detroit. “We are a group of affiliated companies working together.”