There’s great news coming from the Bluegrass State today – and it’s not about bourbon or horses. After over a year of anticipation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has begun construction on the first Lexus-producing assembly line in the United States. Once it has been built, the new division will produce the Lexus ES 350, which has never been manufactured outside of Japan.
Just as we discussed with the 2014 Highlander-producing Toyota plant in Indiana, the editors of Up To Speed are psyched to see even more auto manufacturing jobs cropping up in the Midwest. Workers in these traditional manufacturing hotspots have seen their share of hardship in the past few years, so this resurgence of job opportunities is most certainly a promising development. With 750 new jobs being generated for this project, residents seeking employment will probably view the new assembly line as a welcome sight. Continue reading