LEXINGTON, KY, USA - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) was awarded today with the Martha Layne Collins Award for Excellence in International Trade by the World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY).
The annual award, named after Kentucky’s 56th Governor, is given to companies for their accomplishments in international business and ability to successfully navigate global trade markets in order to positively benefit the state.
Awards were given for: Micro Enterprise (10 employees or less); Small Enterprises (50 employees or less); Medium Size Enterprises (less than 500 employees); and Large Size Enterprises (greater than 500 employees).
TMMK won the Large Size Enterprises award. TMMK is Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world, with annual capacity to produce 550,000 vehicles and 600,000 engines.
Since 1988, more than 10 million vehicles have rolled off Toyota’s assembly line in Georgetown, where full-time employment nears 8,000. In addition to the Camry, America’s best-selling car, TMMK manufactures the Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza, as well as four-cylinder and V-6 engines.
In 2015, the plant also started producing the Lexus ES 350, marking the first time a Lexus vehicle has been made in the U.S. More than 1.5 million training hours and an investment of $360 million went into bringing Lexus’ best-selling sedan on-line at TMMK.
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