GEORGETOWN, KENTUCKY, (September 16, 2010) — With thousands of tourists ready to visit Central Kentucky for the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is adding three evening plant tours to its schedule.
The TMMK plant tour was nationally honored as the “Best in Class Public Tour” by the National Guest Relations Association. Toyota tour guides will lead you through portions of the plant’s 7.5 million square foot facility via an electric tram. The tour begins in Stamping where you will see cars take shape from huge coils of rolled up steel and concludes with a finished vehicle in the Assembly area. The tour also features the foundations of the world renowned Toyota Production System as well as insight into the line side processes of the TMMK team members.
“It’s certainly an honor for our state to host such a prestigious event as the World Equestrian Games and we want to do our part to welcome and accommodate our guests,” said Kim Menke, Community Relations Manager at TMMK.
The evening tours will take place between September 27 through October 8 at 5:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. There is no cost for the tour, but reservations are strongly encouraged. TMMK features an 11,500 square foot state-of-the art Visitor Center, offering both visual and hands-on experiences. A gift shop is also located in the Visitor’s Center. More information is available at www.toyotageorgetown.com/tour.asp or call 1-800-866-4485.
TMMK Tour Schedule
(Monday through Friday)
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
*5:00 p.m. *6:15 p.m. *7:30 p.m.
*Available Sept. 27 – Oct. 8
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.05 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs more than 35,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $25 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.