Truck maker Hino sets opening for West Virginia assembly plant

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

Hino 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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