Toyota's Choice

Kentucky snares a car plant

Small, quiet American towns have become popular havens for Japanese manufacturers. This week Toyota Motor is expected to join the crowd of companies building plants in small towns. Toyota will announce plans to spend more than $500 million to construct a plant in Georgetown, Ky., a bucolic community twelve miles north of Lexington in the gently rolling hills of Scott County. When it opens in 1988, the factory will produce 200,000 midsize cars annually and employ between 2,000 and 3,000 workers.

Toyota, Japan's leading auto producer, is the fourth Japanese carmaker to begin building some of its autos in the U.S....

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