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Toyota Celebrates 10 Millionth Vehicle Built In Kentucky

Vehicle is a Camry Hybrid

William Maley
by William Maley
June 2, 2014

On May 26, 1988, an important event happened for Toyota. On that day, a white 1988 Toyota Camry became the first vehicle to be assembled at the company's new manufacturing complex in Georgetown, Kentucky. Twenty-six years later, the plant has reached another milestone. Last week, the Georgetown plant built its 10 millionth vehicle. Much like the first vehicle that rolled off the line, the 10 millionth vehicle is a Camry, this one being the hybrid model.

“Obviously, these two vehicles are worlds apart in many ways, but, at the same time, identical in others – particularly when it comes to craftsmanship and the care and love that went into their production.” said Plant President Wil James. “Many people may be surprised at our growth and the success the past 26 years; I am not. We have the best, most dedicated work force in the world. It is all about family, working together to make the best product for the customer.”

Besides building the Camry, the Georgetown plant also builds the Avalon and Venza crossover. Next year, the Georgetown plant will become the first plant outside of Japan to build a Lexus model. That model happens to be the ES 350.

Unlike the first Camry that happens to be preserved for historical purposes, the 10 millionth vehicle will be given away to one of the team members at the plant later this summer.


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