01 September 2013

Toyota to invest $90 million and create 80 jobs in Buffalo, West Virginia

30 August 2013 - Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia (TMMWV) is investing $90 million in its Buffalo, West Virginia plant. This investment will raise total plant investment to more than $1.4 billion and create about 80 jobs. TMMWV currently produces 500,000 transmissions per year, which will increase to 740,000 transmissions per year in 2015. The plant employs 1,300 team members and builds 6-speed transmissions for the Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Lexus RX350, Sienna and Venza. 

“Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has been a dedicated corporate citizen for more than 15 years, and with today’s announcement has expanded eight times since first opening. This continued growth is a testament to the hard-working Toyota team members who have committed themselves to producing quality powertrain at the Buffalo plant,” said West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. “The company’s continued investment in the Mountain State is also a testament to the business climate we’ve worked hard to create – one that encourages companies to expand, innovate, and create new jobs. On behalf of all West Virginians, I thank Toyota for the company’s continued confidence in our workforce.”

This capacity increase helps us meet growing North American demand and is a part of our localization strategy to ‘build where we sell,’” said Millie Marshall, TMMWV senior vice president of manufacturing and administration. “This latest investment helps us better serve our North American customers and prepares us for an even brighter future.”

Source: Toyota USA