November 11, 2021

Manchin Honors Veterans At Toyota West Virginia Event, Attends US-35 Ribbon Cutting

Buffalo, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) honored West Virginia Veterans at the Toyota West Virginia commemoration event in Buffalo, West Virginia. The commemoration honored brave Veterans and their sacrifices for our great nation through three donations to local Veterans organizations. Senator Manchin also attended the US-35 ribbon cutting ceremony.

“Every year on Veterans Day, I’m honored to pay tribute to our Veterans who gave so much to protect our nation and to our Gold Star families. Our brave Veterans are the glue that holds our nation, our state and our communities together,” said Senator Manchin. “Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. Toyota Manufacturing West Virginia has been a strong partner for 25 years, and their commitment to employing our Veterans when they return home and investing in Veterans organizations through generous donations shows their dedication to the Mountain State and our people. Today’s special commemoration shows that Americans and West Virginians love our Veterans and those who have sacrificed for our great country. May God continue to bless our great state and all those who fought to keep our nation free.”

Toyota donated $75,000 each to Gold Star Mothers of West Virginia, The Fisher House at the Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center in Huntington and The Woody Williams Foundation.

Toyota also announced a $240 million investment to upgrade the Buffalo facility.

“Toyota Manufacturing West Virginia continues to invest in the Buffalo plant, strengthening the relationship between the Mountain State and the company,” said Senator Manchin. “They prove time and time again that they’re here to stay. The Buffalo plant employees can take pride in the fact that their hard work has convinced Toyota to not only remain in the Mountain State, but to invest in their future.”

Toyota West Virginia annually produces about one million engines and transmissions for many North American-assembled vehicles. This year marks its 25th anniversary from groundbreaking and it has since been expanded or received new investment 11 times. 

To view photos of the tour and ribbon cutting, please click here