CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today issued the following statement on an announced expansion of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, W.Va. (TMMWV) plant in Buffalo, WV, which will require an additional 123 jobs to be added at this location:
“There is so much good that comes along with this expansion of our Toyota plant, and the very best part is knowing that it will bring over 100 new jobs to our state for hard-working West Virginians,” Gov. Justice said. “I’m a business guy and I’ve always said that if we can help our businesses grow, there’s no limit to what we can do.
“Toyota has been a wonderful partner for West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said. “And their decision to make this incredible investment right here at home is just fantastic because it really proves that businesses are excited to be in our state and are able to succeed in West Virginia now more than ever.”
Today, officials with Toyota announced they plan to invest $111 million to expand the West Virginia facility and equipment to double capacity of hybrid transaxles from 120,000 units (Start of Production-2020) to 240,000 units annually in 2021. To meet the production demands, TMMWV will add the 123 new jobs to its facility. Overall, the plant represents a $1.4 billion investment.