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Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

Landfill Gas to Build Cars and a Greener Community

Landfill Gas to Build Cars and a Greener Community

March 24, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (MARCH, 24 2014) – Can a car company be a vehicle for change? Toyota thinks so. The Kentucky plant that manufactures some of the greenest cars on the road, including two hybrid models, will soon be powered in part by green electricity. ... more

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – Kentucky’s place in the history books is often held by men: Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Henry Clay and Muhammad Ali, to name a few.  A new partnership between Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. and the Kentucky Commission on Women will take aim at this oversight and tell the stories of women who have made great contributions to society and whose impacts continue to affect us today.... more

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – A unique scholarship program was unveiled today that matches Toyota’s need for mechanical engineers with that of top incoming students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. 
 
The Toyota Engineering Scholarship program – made possible via a five-year, $375,000 grant from the automaker – will tie in directly with its manufacturing operations in Georgetown, Ky., 21 miles from Frankfort.  Through this program, Toyota will develop a deeper and richer pipeline to employ students with engineering degrees.... more

Lexus' New Kentucky Home Celebrates First Milestone

Lexus' New Kentucky Home Celebrates First Milestone

January 08, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2014) – With the first steel column now in place, construction is officially underway on the future assembly line of the first U.S.-produced Lexus. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) commemorated the milestone earlier today by having members of the company’s leadership team sign the structure.... more

2013 U.S. Lexus ES 350 Production Announcement - Akio Toyoda

April 19, 2013
On April 19, 2013, Toyota’s global president and other senior executives announce that the Lexus ES 350 will be produced at its Georgetown, K.Y., plant.... more

Toyota to Build Lexus ES 350 at Its Georgetown, Kentucky Plant

April 19, 2013
Erlanger, KY, April 19, 2013 – For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States. The Lexus ES 350 will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in 2015, Toyota announced today.... more

Toyota to Export U.S.-Assembled Venza to Russia and Ukraine

February 26, 2013
New York, Feb. 26, 2013 – Toyota today announced that it will begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza vehicles to Russia and Ukraine in 2013.  These shipments are expected to build upon Toyota’s all-time record export of more than 124,000 U.S.-assembled vehicles to 21 global markets in 2012, an increase of 45 percent over the prior year.... more

Toyota Racing Team Visits Georgetown Plant

February 06, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2013) – Celebrated NASCAR drivers and Kentuckians Darrell and Michael Waltrip visited the Bluegrass today for a rare, preseason appearance at Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky., plant. Joining the Owensboro natives was a well-known group of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series drivers, along with several Toyota NASCAR team owners.
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Toyota Produces 25 Millionth North American-Built Vehicle

October 30, 2012
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. The milestone vehicle – a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – represents 26 years of manufacturing, a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations and 365,000 jobs created in the U.S.

 

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Toyota to Increase 4-Cylinder Engine Capacity in Kentucky

May 08, 2012
ERLANGER, Ky. (May 8, 2012) -- Toyota announced today it will increase annual engine assembly capacity of 4-cylinder engines by more than 100,000 at its plant in Georgetown, Ky. The increase will begin August 2013. The approximately $30 million project will create about 80 new jobs.
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Toyota Plant Marks 25 Years of Production in Kentucky, U.S.

November 19, 2011
Toyota City, Japan, November 20, 2011— Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), TMC’s vehicle manufacturing subsidiary in Kentucky, United States held a commemorative ceremony at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on November 19 (local time) to mark 25 years of operations.
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Toyota Temporarily Suspends Overtime at Some North American Plants

October 26, 2011
Flooding in Thailand has caused some interruption in production for a number of Toyota suppliers in that region.  As a means of conserving affected parts, Toyota will suspend Saturday (Oct. 29) production for Toyota vehicle manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Kentucky, Ontario, Canada and our engine manufacturing facility in West Virginia.  We will continue to monitor the supply situation in Thailand.
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Toyota's North American Production Up 18 Percent in 2010

January 27, 2011
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the company’s assembly plants produced 1,456,887 vehicles in 2010, an 18 percent increase compared to 2009.... more

Toyota Announces Manufacturing Executive Changes

December 16, 2010
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective January 3, 2011.... more

Toyota Donates to Nature Conservancy

October 04, 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) donated $25,000 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Kentucky to support efforts to step up conservation management at the Conservancy’s 30 nature preserves and the more than 100 conservation easements under its jurisdiction.... more

Toyota & Community Team Up to Support National Public Lands Day Activities

Toyota & Community Team Up to Support National Public Lands Day Activities

September 13, 2010
Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington, Ky. was selected for this year’s Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) - National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on September 11, 2010. This year’s activity commemorated not only NPLD, but also National Day of Service which provides volunteers a unique opportunity to not only improve a state historic site, but also remember and honor September 11th through outdoor service.... more

Toyota's Kentucky Plant Revs Past Eight-Million Engines

Toyota's Kentucky Plant Revs Past Eight-Million Engines

August 30, 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) reached a significant milestone when its powertrain facility produced its eight-millionth engine on July 27, 2010.... more

Toyota Awards $123,000 in Grants to Six Local Non-Profit Agencies

Toyota Awards $123,000 in Grants to Six Local Non-Profit Agencies

July 08, 2010
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) today awarded $123,000 in grants to six Louisville non-profit organizations, with the money aimed at improving the lives of children and youth.... more

Toyota Further Localizes North American Manufacturing Leadership

June 23, 2010
In an organizational move providing more regional autonomy to Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations, the company is making appointments resulting in increased local leadership at its plants.... more

Toyota Announces Manufacturing, Engineering Executive Changes

December 15, 2009
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective January 4, 2010:... more

Toyota, Community Team Up to Support National Public Lands Day Activities

Toyota, Community Team Up to Support National Public Lands Day Activities

September 15, 2009
Employees from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) along with community volunteers and members of local boy scouts and girl scouts gathered at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond on Saturday, September 12, 2009 as part of the 16th annual National Public Lands Day activities.... more

TMMK Receives Volunteer Spirit Award

TMMK Receives Volunteer Spirit Award

May 12, 2009
Volunteers of America of Kentucky presented Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) the 2009 Volunteer Spirit Award today during a ceremony in Lexington.... more

Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League Opens Fourth Season

Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League Opens Fourth Season

April 22, 2009
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) President Steve St. Angelo and nearly 100 participating children literally had a ball this past Saturday, April 18 as the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League celebrated its fourth season.... more

Toyota Begins Venza Production in Kentucky

Toyota Begins Venza Production in Kentucky

November 10, 2008
Team members from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) along with company officials and community leaders celebrated the official launch of the Venza, Toyota’s new, versatile five-passenger vehicle.... more

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