NASHVILLE, TENN – Today in North Nashville, Toyota Material Handling Midsouth is unveiling a larger-than-life mural honoring the city and its robust material handling industry.
The nearly 2,000 square-foot mural features elements representing Tennessee, including a realistic Mockingbird, the state flag, and the skyline, among other stunning details. The mural also pays homage to the company’s Japanese roots with a realistic portrait of Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries, and Japanese-style artistic elements. The mural is now one of the largest in Nashville.
“We hope whoever sees the mural will feel immense pride for the city of Nashville. This area is home to thousands of hard-working people who manufacture and distribute goods. This mural is a gift to honor them.” said Shawn Jones, President of Toyota Material Handling Midsouth
The company partnered with Nashville muralist Never Xtinct, whose real name is Stephen Sloan, to create the mural off of Brick Church Pike. The skilled artist used 250 cans of spray paint and an articulating boom lift provided by TMH Midsouth, who conveniently rents aerial equipment. From start to finish, the mural took about a month to complete. Jones said working with a local artist was a must, and Sloan’s creative approach stood out. “He truly understood our goal of honoring Nashville and creating a piece those simply driving by would enjoy,” said Jones.
The media and the community is invited to a mural unveiling at Toyota Material Handling Midsouth at 100 Fernco Drive, Nashville, TN 37207 Thursday, January 13th at 2 pm. The event will be held to celebrate the thousands of hard-working people of Nashville and enjoy this new work of art. The muralist, Stephen Sloan, and Toyota Material Handling President Shawn Jones will be available for interviews. www.TMHMidsouth.com