toyota http://wfpl.org en Matt Bevin 'Shocked and Saddened' Over Toyota Closing Kentucky Headquarters http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-shocked-and-saddened-over-toyota-closing-kentucky-headquarters <p>In a move observers are calling a huge blow to the state's economy, Toyota is closing their Northern Kentucky headquarters as part of a national consolidation.</p><p>The relocation will result in the loss of 1,600 mostly white-collar jobs.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/04/28/toyota-moving-1600-jobs-out-of-northern-kentucky/8413433/"><em>The Cincinnati Enquirer</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>A few hundred engineers also may move to the company's manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky., where more than 7,000 people now work.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:59:48 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9236 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin 'Shocked and Saddened' Over Toyota Closing Kentucky Headquarters Lexus ES 350 to be Produced in Kentucky; 750 New Jobs Expected http://wfpl.org/post/lexus-es-350-be-produced-kentucky-750-new-jobs-expected <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Toyota will start building the&nbsp;<font color="red">Lexus</font>&nbsp;ES 350 at its Georgetown, Ky. plant in 2015, producing the luxury brand for the first time in the United States.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:13:21 +0000 Associated Press 5054 at http://wfpl.org Lexus ES 350 to be Produced in Kentucky; 750 New Jobs Expected Toyota to Fund Early Childhood Program http://wfpl.org/post/toyota-fund-early-childhood-program Automaker Toyota is helping Kentucky schools expand an early childhood learning program. <p> Toyota is giving $115,000 to open 10 more Born Learning programs in the commonwealth. The program is for pre-kindergarten students and their parents and is meant to prepare children to enter school. <p> The initial grant will be followed by more funds. <p> “This year we’re getting started with 10 Born Learning academies, but actually it’s the first of a five year commitment," says Toyota spokesman Rick Hesterberg. "So we will add five new academies each year. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 1786 at http://wfpl.org