Novi, MI – Hino announced a substantial investment plan to strengthen its U.S. operations with the introduction of a new truck line and new facilities.
At a press conference in West Virginia, Hino announced its plan to purchase the former Cold Water Creek distribution center and convert it into its new truck assembly plant in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, close to its current plant. The new plant, planned to be operational in early 2019, will also house cab assembly, an operation currently conducted in Japan. “The new plant, which is four times the size of our current plant, will allow us to combine several assembly operations under one roof which will provide significant efficiency gains,” noted Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. President, Takashi Ono.
Davey Jung, Executive Vice President, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. answers questions for the media at our press conference in West Virginia.
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