Hi there! I’m Christina Board and I have been part of the Toyota family for over 24 years – always based at our company’s assembly plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. I’m pleased to announce that this past Tuesday our team celebrated the 25 millionth Toyota vehicle assembled in North America! That’s right – 25 million – can you believe it?
The milestone vehicle – a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon – represents 26 years of manufacturing, a direct investment of nearly $24 billion in North American operations and 365,000 jobs created in the United States.
In addition to this achievement, there have been more than 18.5 million engines assembled throughout our 14 award-winning plants across the United States, Canada and Mexico. That’s no small number either…
The celebration was no small affair. My fellow team members and I were honored to welcome and host Kentucky’s governor, the honorable Steve Beshear, as well as sports legend and Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, Mr. John Calipari.
Toyota came to the U.S. over 50 years ago and we now have 10 assembly plants throughout the nation. From blueprint to pavement, all across the country, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hard at work, coming together to develop tomorrow’s vehicles, today. It gives me great pride to be able to pause at this time to reflect on the progress and contributions Toyota has made to North American consumers and businesses, and the support we have received from communities like yours.
Our economic footprint in North America is stronger than ever thanks to our manufacturing, engineering, research and development operations, and partnerships with over 500 suppliers.
We would not have been able to assemble these 25 million vehicles without the dedication and talent of our team. This production milestone represents the hard work and passion of thousands of Toyota team members as well as our supplying partners throughout North America. I’d like to send them 25 million ‘thank yous’ as well…
Here at Toyota, our commitment to world class, quality automobiles is woven throughout our manufacturing philosophy. The cornerstone of Toyota’s quality control system rests on the dedicated, talented team members in the production process. We look forward to celebrating this milestone and continuing to provide quality vehicles to our customers!
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