The New York Times has a feature on the new Lexus manufacturing plant in Kentucky:
In Georgetown, getting the new Lexus production line ready meant an expansion of machinery to create an almost completely separate operation, even down to a separate paint shop, from the rest of the Toyota factory. (Some early-stage steps like stamping panels are shared with the main factory.)
Then there is the noise at the plant — or lack of it.
The quest over the last 30 months has been to create what was unimaginable not too long ago: a largely noiseless, hushed atmosphere to house the new assembly line.
“We want our team members to be able to hear a click,” Mr. James said.