toyota http://wkms.org en UK Business Professor: Kentucky’s Inadequate Workforce Plays a Role in Toyota’s Move to Texas http://wkms.org/post/uk-business-professor-kentucky-s-inadequate-workforce-plays-role-toyota-s-move-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A University of Kentucky business professor says Toyota's decision to move more than a thousand jobs from Northern Kentucky to Texas could be a result of the commonwealth's inadequate workforce.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:12:43 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40231 at http://wkms.org UK Business Professor: Kentucky’s Inadequate Workforce Plays a Role in Toyota’s Move to Texas Toyota Moving 1,000 Jobs at Northern Ky. Manufacturing HQ to Texas http://wkms.org/post/toyota-moving-1000-jobs-northern-ky-manufacturing-hq-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Toyota will consolidate its American operations at a single campus in north Texas, cutting "about 1,000" employees at the Erlanger, </span>Ky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. engineering and manufacturing plant.</span></p><p>Those employees will have to relocate to Plano, Texas over the next 2-3 years.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:52:32 +0000 John Null 40194 at http://wkms.org Toyota Moving 1,000 Jobs at Northern Ky. Manufacturing HQ to Texas Kentucky Toyota Plant First in Nation to Produce Lexus http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-toyota-plant-first-nation-produce-lexus <p>For the first time, a Lexus vehicle will be produced in the United States and it will be made at the Georgetown Toyota plant.&nbsp; The formal announcement came this morning from officials in New York and Scott County.&nbsp; Governor Beshear says it means 750 new Kentucky jobs at Toyota.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:26:51 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 30795 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Toyota Plant First in Nation to Produce Lexus Toyota gives grant to help early childhood academies http://wkms.org/post/toyota-gives-grant-help-early-childhood-academies <p><font size="2">Automaker Toyota is helping Kentucky schools expand an early childhood learning program.<br><br> Toyota is giving $115,000 to open 10 more Born Learning programs in the commonwealth. </font>The 10 elementary schools are Hiseville Elementary in Glasgow; Crabbe Elementary in Ashland; Burgin Elementary in Burgin; May Valley Elementary in Prestonsburg; Grandview Elementary in Bellevue; East Calloway Elementary in Murray; H.W. Wilkey Elementary in Leitchfield; Berea Elementary in Berea; Farley Elementary in Paducah; and Boston Elementary in New Haven. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:51:26 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22503 at http://wkms.org Toyota gives grant to help early childhood academies Toyota Auto Incentives http://wkms.org/post/toyota-auto-incentives <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law that gives tax incentives to automakers in Kentucky.<br /><br />The new law allows manufacturers and suppliers to tap the incentives if they have 1,000 employees, have been in business in Kentucky for at least five years and are willing to invest $100 million in the state. The law is an extension of a 2007 program that allowed Ford to invest more than one billion dollars into its two Louisville plants to expand the workforce and re-tool assembly lines.<br /> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17555 at http://wkms.org Toyota Auto Incentives