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Workers at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant put the finishing touches on the company’s 25-millionth vehicle produced in North America Tuesday. The Avalon Hybrid, in Classic Silver, represented 26 years of North American Toyota production.

The Avalon was the latest of 1.2 million of that model produced at the Kentucky plant and one of the 9.2 million total cars built there. The plant is Toyota’s largest outside Japan and employs 6,600 workers who build the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Venza. Georgetown also makes four- and six-cylinder engines for various Toyotas.

In July, said the Kentucky-built Camry was the “most American vehicle sold today.” In addition, the facility builds the Sienna minivan, which also made the list.

In attendance to see the milestone Avalon roll off the assembly line was Kentucky governor, Steve Beshear, as well as John Calipari, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach.

Check out official manufacturing totals for each of Toyota’s North American plants in the official press release below.

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