Friday, May 30, 2014

Toyota's Georgetown plant produces 10 millionth car

26 years after the first Camry rolled off the line, the ten millionth vehicle, also a Camry, has been produced and is on display inside the Toyota visitors center in Georgetown.

Numbers one and ten million sat next to each other while government leaders and Toyota employees talked about the level of achievement they both represent.

"It was a fantastic company, it's still a fantastic company. And we went into it as partners, and that's important. Both sides had to do what they needed to do," said former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, who was instrumental in bringing Toyota to the Commonwealth.

Since starting production, nearly 6 billion dollars have been invested in the plant and employment has grown to 7000 employees.