On August 19, Toyota Motor Corporation held a ceremony to commence construction of their new production engineering center in Kentucky, USA.
This new building is being built in Georgetown, Kentucky and will become the new base for Toyotaâ€™s North American production engineering team.
The 250,000 sq. ft. structure will feature a test lab and workspace for its approximate 700 employees.
Toyota has invested $80 million into this Georgetown project, which is expected to be complete in 2017.
Toyota North Americaâ€™s CEO Jim Lentz said, â€œBringing Toyotaâ€™s production engineering team together under one roof is a major element of unifying our North American operations.â€
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)