Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing T+Rex Recreational Complex

Columbus, Indiana


  • Pepper Construction

    Project Size

  • 35,000 SF


Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) has a proud legacy of manufacturing material handling equipment with a longstanding commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, the hallmarks of the Toyota Production System. Critical to honoring this commitment is their continuous investment in the development and wellness of their team members. To that end, they decided to build a new health and fitness center at their North American headquarters that would provide free access and a number of amenities to TIEM employees and their families. 

As the design arm of a design-build team, we worked closely with the client and contractor to develop a facility that houses a variety of wellness-oriented spaces that promote employee health, activity, and team camaraderie.


We provided architectural, civil, structural, security and communications system design and MEP peer review for the two-story, 35,000 SF stand-alone building positioned at the southeastern end of the TIEM campus. Our initial concept required approval by TIEM’s leadership team in Japan before we could commence design development.

The center features an exercise room, indoor track, yoga studio, recreation room, and two indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, and other sports. Also included is a medical center where employees and their family members can receive primary healthcare, wellness coaching, physical therapy, and access to a full-line pharmacy. 


The completed T+Rex Recreational Complex stands as a testament to TIEM’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life of their team members, strengthening a corporate culture grounded in teamwork, a solid work ethic, and employee wellness.