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Hino Motors Plans W.Va. Truck Plant

June 27, 2007

Hino Motors, a Toyota-owned truck manufacturer, recently announced plans to invest $8.6 million to open the West Virginia’s first vehicle assembly plant, the Associated Press reports. Hino Motors Manufacturing plans to spend the money upgrading the former Walker Systems plant and installing manufacturing equipment, according to a news release from Gov. Joe Manchin's office.The company plans to begin operations at the 194,000-square-foot plant in November building 2,500 trucks a year, the governor's office said.According to the AP, the Walker Systems plant, closed in 2005, manufactured wire and cable management and distribution systems.
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