Toyota Georgetown unveils US-built Lexus

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) – The Toyota plant in Georgetown unveiled the first-ever Lexus model that will be built in United States.

The plant, which makes Toyota Camrys, Avalons and Venzas, will be adding the Lexus ES 350 to its production lineup.

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and other officials are visiting the plant on Monday for the event. The company invested $360 million in a new dedicated assembly line for the Lexus.

The Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1XeWKNT ) Toyota in Georgetown will build 50,000 of the sedans a year. An additional 750 employees were hired at the Georgetown plant. Toyota says that 1.5 million hours of training took place before the first Lexus came off the line.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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