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New exhibits unveiled at Toyota Visitor Center

PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

Toyota's Visitor Center has many exhibits on display and Tuesday, they unveiled three new ones.

One in particular, is a tribute to Toyota's roots, featuring the "Type-G Automatic Loom", which was invented by Toyota's founder, Sakicki Toyoda.

He then sold the rights to it, and started Toyota with the money made in that sale. 

The material made with that loom has been used by Linda Swinford, to make quilts for wounded soldiers overseas, and one of those quilts is also on display.

“We run the loom for every visitor group and we actually make three or four inches of material a day,” said Norm Bafunno, President of TMMI. 

As for the other two displays, one features the efforts of the Toyota Support Services Center, and the other is a signed Highlander fender from Barack Obama, when he was in Gibson County last October.

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