West Virginia Department of Commerce Taking Care of Business

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Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

Here, businesses are not forgotten in the afterglow of speeches and ribbon cuttings.

In June, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and representatives from the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO) led a trade mission to Japan. The group met representatives of many of the 22 Japanese companies doing business in the state and visited the headquarters of Toyota, NGK, Kureha, Wheeling- Nisshin Steel and Hino Motors, among others. Japanese companies collectively employ more than 2,300 West Virginians.

Soon after his return, Gov. Tomblin joined Hino Motors Manufacturing USA to announce 20 new jobs and direct investments of $2.9 million for machinery, equipment and improvements at the company’s Williamstown, W.Va., truck assembly plant – its only U.S. plant making fuel efficient commercial trucks.



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