In 1988, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) produced its first vehicle, a Toyota Camry that remains on display at the plant to this day. Now, 26 years later, TMMK has produced its 10 millionth vehicle, also a Camry.
The plant’s success in just over a quarter of a century is nothing short of impressive, and it is largely attributed to the employees’ dedicated team work to build quality vehicles for customers.
“Many people may be surprised at our growth and the success the past 26 years; I am not,” TMMK President Wil James said. “We have the best, most dedicated work force in the world. It is all about family, working together to make the best product for the customer.”
Not only do the TMMK employees work together to fulfill production orders for the Toyota Camry, Avalon, and Venza models, but they also work with a strong sense of ownership.
“The exciting part is seeing a vehicle you worked on rolling down the street,” said Jovonda Williams, a seven-year team member working as an engineer in Quality Control. “I feel like I partly own that head-liner.”
These are the lovingly crafted vehicles, and vehicles built at plants like TMMK, that we at Hurlbert Toyota have the privilege of offering to our valuable customers each and every day.