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Miss. facility making cars for export

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BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

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

WLBT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RymZ5R ) 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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