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Truck maker Hino sets opening for W.Va. assembly plant

June 19, 2019

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (AP) — Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Manufacturing is set to open its new West Virginia assembly plant this summer.

Hino (HEE’-no) Motors has scheduled an Aug. 21 grand opening for the facility in Mineral Wells. The company is moving about 20 miles to a larger location at a former retail distribution center.

Hino Motors currently assembles medium-duty trucks at a 245,000-square-foot facility that opened in 2007 in the Wood County community of Williamstown.

Company President Takashi Ono has said the $100 million investment could create up to 250 new jobs.

Hino Motors is owned by the Toyota Group and its American headquarters are in Novi, Michigan.

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