The Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant in Georgetown marked a milestone Thursday: Its 10 millionth vehicle, a white Camry hybrid, rolled off the assembly line.
In a ceremony at the plant, the car sat next to the first Camry to come off the line in 1988.
Speaking to a crowd of employees and guests, the factory's president, Wil James, said: "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."
"Many people may be surprised at our growth and the success the past 26 years. I am not," he said. "We have the best, most dedicated work force in the world."
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The plant will give away the 10 millionth vehicle in a blind drawing for employees this summer.
In addition to the Camry, the Georgetown plant builds the Toyota Avalon and Venza. Next year, the plant will become the first in the United States to make a Lexus vehicle, the ES 350.
Herald-Leader Staff Report