Kentucky receives highest manufacturing distinction in just its first year of ES production.
All Lexus manufacturing plants across the country will be closed over the next week.
The ES manufacturing plant in Kentucky is the first time a Lexus has been manufactured in the USA.
Lexus will be suspending production on all assembly lines in Japan for six days later this month due to a steel shortage.
The New York Times has a feature on the new Lexus manufacturing plant in Kentucky.
Lexus continues to hold off on plans to manufacture vehicles in China, and it may be decades before brand executives change their mind