Toyota Georgetown unveils US-built Lexus

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.

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 ( ) 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.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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