Kentucky Continues Auto Sector Business Growth

Kentucky officials expect to continue its partnership with Argonne National Laboratories when it opens facilities in Lexington later this year to develop rechargeable car battery technology. “It fits in very well with where we understand where Toyota and Ford Motor want to move with future vehicles,” said Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment… Continue reading Kentucky Continues Auto Sector Business Growth

Toyota Official Says Parts Shortage Hardly Noticeable at Georgetown Plant

It’s been more than a month since production increased at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky after a weeks-long parts shortage. The shortage was caused by the April earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which severed and disrupted supply chains. All of Toyota’s 13 North American plants saw production drop as a result. “We were fortunate… Continue reading Toyota Official Says Parts Shortage Hardly Noticeable at Georgetown Plant

Toyota Production to Increase Faster Than Expected

Toyota Motor Company officials say North American production will rise to 70 percent of normal in June as the company begins to recover from a parts shortage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The company cut production to about 30 percent in May by idling factories for several days or reducing production hours.… Continue reading Toyota Production to Increase Faster Than Expected

Some Dealers Having Problems with Cash for Clunkers

The government’s Cash for Clunkers program, ends at 8 tonight.  Some local auto dealers say it’s definitely created a buzz — but they’re not quite ready to call it a success. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Car dealers around the region say that the program has brought more customers to their showrooms and moved hundreds… Continue reading Some Dealers Having Problems with Cash for Clunkers