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    Toyota Invests $461 Million In Kentucky Plant

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    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA. Toyota is investing more than $461 Million dollars to modernize its Kentucky Georgetown plant. Toyota says the changes and projects will help meet shifting customer demand, reduce its carbon footprint and advance future capabilities. The addition of advanced manufacturing equipment and technology along with facility layout improvements will increase the plant’s operational speed and flexibility allowing Toyota to expand and produce new products including future electrification. Toyota is increasing its product mix with a 2.4-liter turbo engine line to support an expanded range of vehicles produced in North America. The plant is also changing its employment structure to a direct hire process. Approximately 1,400 variable team members currently employed through Kelly Services will be offered a direct Toyota position and Toyota will also be hiring new workers. For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarProUSA. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.

    Credit: Toyota.