Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown has announced it’s boosting engine production. Toyota officials along with Governor Steve Beshear are hailing the automaker's latest expansion as welcome news – both for a company recovering from highly publicized recalls starting in 2009 and the state of the economy in the Bluegrass.
Toyota announced Tuesday that it plans to increase assembly capacity of its 4-cyclinder engines by 100-thousand at the Georgetown plant. That will produce more than 80 new jobs.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing president Wil James says the $30 million dollar investment is a hopeful sign.
The upgrade will mean more engines for the Camry, Camry Hybrid, and the Rav4. Tuesday’s press conference was the latest in a string of production increase announcements at Toyota’s plants in Indiana, West Virginia, and Canada.