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First Corolla earmarked for export rolls off of Toyota's line

The Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs

The Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota officials at the car manufacturer’s Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

Gov. Phil Bryant joined Toyota officials to mark the occasion.

WLBT-TV reports that the plant will export more than 7,500 Corollas to 18 countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean this year.

Toyota Mississippi employs 2,000 people.

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