Hino announces major “growth” in Wood County

VIENNA – Hino Motors USA is moving a truck assembly plant into the old Coldwater Creek distribution center in Parkersburg, a $100 million project that will create 250 jobs by 2020, officials announced at a press conference at 7 p.m. today.

Hino President Takashi Ono said the plant will be operational by 2019 and its proximity to Williamstown will enable Hino “to maintain our current team members.” The Williamstown plant employs 295 people.

The plant also will house several operations including a cab assembly operation currently in Japan, Ono said. Ono was appointed president in April.

Read more in The Marietta Times on Thursday.

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