Novi, Michigan (Aug. 21, 2019)—Hino ushered in a new era of manufacturing capability at the company during a grand opening ceremony that was attended by West Virginia Governor Justice, Senators Manchin and Capito, Congressman McKinley, local government officials, dealers, customers, suppliers, and media. The attendees took part in a tour of Hino’s nearly 1,000,000-square-foot facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia; a tree-planting tradition; and a Kagami-Wari ceremony to consummate Hino’s growth commitment to the United States.  

Hino Motors Ltd. President and CEO, Yoshio Shimo, attended the event and commented, “Hino is committed to building its trucks and products in the market it operates in. We have committed $100 million in capital investment into our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, generating 250 new jobs. Today, I am excited to announce an additional commitment of $40 million in investment to meet increased demand and product configurations, creating an additional 250 new jobs, totaling 800 team members.” 

“Hino has been a tremendous partner to the state of West Virginia since 2007,” stated Governor Justice. “With 800 West Virginians planned to be employed by Hino, they continue to be one of West Virginia’s biggest employers. We thank Hino for their continued investment in the great state of West Virginia.”


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