CYPRESS, Calif. (June 26)—Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. is raising tire prices by as much as 3 percent as of Aug. 1, and moving to a new headquarters a short distance from its current facility on July 1. Citing rising raw material and energy costs, the U.S. unit of Japan´s Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. said it will hike passenger tire prices 3 percent and light truck tires up to 3 percent. Toyo is the 10th tire maker in the U.S. to increase prices this summer. Toyo's move into a new building in Cypress will place it two buildings away from the current facility. The new office contains 23,000 square feet of space and offers a more customized office environment for greater efficiency, Toyo said. The tire maker added that steady growth in the U.S necessitated the move to larger more efficient office space.