Toyota's Georgetown plant produces 10 millionth car

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - 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.

And today government officials and employees alike shared what Toyota's presence has meant to the Bluegrass.

If you look around Georgetown, signs of the economic impact Toyota has had aren't hard to find...from football stadiums to businesses on the outskirts of town.
It's that influence that was celebrated, along with the milestone of producing the ten millionth vehicle at the Georgetown plant.

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.

"These two Camry's are worlds apart in many ways. But when it comes down to the craftsmanship, and the care, and the pride that went into producing each vehicle, they're all just the same," said plant President Wil James.

"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.

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