Kentucky by the numbers: 81,000

Toyota recently released its 2010 North America Environmental Report, and its plant in Georgetown merited several mentions. They included:

■ The plant's paint shop installed several water heaters that eliminated the need for steam to heat processed water and installed a new system to control humidity and temperature. The changes dropped energy consumption by 81,000 MMBtus.

■ The plant received an Energy Star plant award in 2010, bringing Toyota's total to 17 since 2006. To receive the award, the plant's energy performance was in the top 25 percent of its industry for the past year.

Scott Sloan