The facility is a part of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA Inc., Farmington Hills Michigan, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hino Motors Ltd. and a sister company to Hino Motor Sales Inc. in Novi, Michigan.
“I want to thank all of the team members at the West Virginia facility. They are the heart and soul of our company. Without their commitment to quality, Hino Trucks would not be the premium brand name it is today. I would also like to thank the state of West Virginia, Wood County and the city of Williamstown for their tremendous partnership over the past 10 years,” says Yoshinori Noguchi, chairman of Hino Motors Manufacturing and president and CEO of Hino Motor Sales.
The company says production per year has increased by more than 500 percent since 2007, and the production facility has been expanded and capacities enhanced. Steve Stalnaker, vice president and plant manager at Williamstown says, “Our success has allowed us to invest in our capabilities to better service our customers as well as support the local job market. Since opening in 2007, the employment at our Williamstown facility has increased by over 400 percent.”
As part of the 10-year celebration, Hino held an on-site ceremony. The ceremony included statements from state and local government officials as well as Hino leadership.