The Hino Motors Manufacturing facility in Williamstown WV is celebrating 10 years of medium-duty truck production. This 245,000-square-foot location produces Hino’s Class 6 and 7 conventional body style trucks.
“I want to thank all of the team members at the West Virginia facility,” said Yoshinori Noguchi, chairman of Hino Motors Manufacturing and president and CEO of Hino Motor Sales. “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.”
This anniversary is a substantial milestone considering the growth that Hino has experienced since 2007. Production per year has increased by more than 500%, and the production facility has been expanded and capacities enhanced.
Steve Stalnaker, vice-president and plant manager–Williamstown, said, “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%.”
As part of the 10-year celebration, Hino held an onsite ceremony to honor this achievement. The ceremony included statements from state and local government officials as well as Hino leadership.
Hino Motors Manufacturing USA Inc (HMM), headquartered in Farmington Hills MI, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hino Motors Ltd and sister company to Hino Motors Sales Inc (Hino Trucks). With a combined 10 facilities spanning five states, the two companies employ more than 1,000 people. HMM assembles medium-duty trucks in Williamstown, manufactures automotive parts in Marion AR, and operates parts centers in Mira Loma CA and Gahanna OH.
Go to www.hmmusa.com or www.hino.com for further information.