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Toyota Marking 30 Years Since Ground Broken In Georgetown


Toyota is marking the 30th anniversary since work started on the Georgetown plant with a celebratory ceremony.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. unveiled additions to its visitor center at the ceremony Wednesday. Additions include the first Lexus produced in America, a new distracted driving simulator with a virtual reality driving experience and a music video creation experience using sounds and images from a Toyota production line.

The company is giving more than $100,000 to charitable organizations to celebrate the occasion.

Officials are reviewing a major plant makeover, including new technologies. A news release from the company touts construction of a new engineering building and addition of 300 engineers and a robot made by local students; and efforts to attract students to science, technology, engineering and math programs.

The Georgetown plant employs 8,000 workers and makes the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Lexus ES 350.

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