Economy
4:14 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

More Than 1,000 Kentucky Toyota Employees To Be Relocated

The Toyota plant in Georgetown will stay open, but the manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky will close down

Toyota North America is consolidating its corporate headquarters from three locations down to one.  Offices in Erlanger, Kentucky, California and New York will be moving to the Dallas suburb of Plano.

That means about a 1,500 employees from Erlanger will be relocated.  About 300 of those employees will be moving to the manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, which will remain open.  But 250 will move to Michigan, the remainder will go to Texas.

In a letter to Governor Steve Beshear, Toyota says the changes will leave about 8,200 Toyota employees in Kentucky.  Beshear calls the move “extremely disappointing”.