March 14, 2019

Manchin Applauds Toyota's New Investment In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on Toyota’s $111 million investment in West Virginia, which will bring 123 more jobs to the Buffalo plant. 

“Since my time as governor, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Toyota officials to build on their initial investment in our state, which now totals more than $1.4 billion and is directly responsible for 1,600 good-paying jobs. Toyota’s continued investment at their Buffalo, West Virginia manufacturing facility is a testament to the facility’s hard working employees and the success that comes with doing business in the Mountain State. 

“Attracting a talented and highly skilled workforce is of great importance to companies like Toyota, and I look forward to having them, and more than 230 other employers, represented at our upcoming job fair on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

“I commend Leah Curry and the entire team at the Buffalo facility. I couldn’t be prouder of the work they do or more excited that Toyota is expanding their next generation hybrid transaxle production capabilities in our state. Long-term investments in West Virginia, by companies like Toyota, will continue to benefit out state’s economy, communities, and her people,” Senator Manchin said.

“We are proud to add such a significant cost investment to Toyota West Virginia – not only financially but also in adding team members to the Toyota family,” said Leah Curry, TMMWV president. “Doubling our production of hybrid transaxles in West Virginia solidifies our facility’s role in producing next generation engines and transmissions that will drive the future of Toyota’s advanced mobility technology.”