The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Tuesday that Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. will expand its Marion plant, creating 200 new jobs.
The $55 million addition will help the company make more axles, knuckles and suspension components for Toyota’s Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia models, the commission said in a statement.
“Hino appreciates the support it received from the City of Marion and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to help facilitate these projects,” Hino General Manager Ed Rowlett said. “Both have been outstanding partners, beginning with our site selection meetings in 2004 and continuing without fail throughout.”
Hino broke ground on the Marion site in July 2004. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hino Motors Ltd. of Japan and a Toyota Group Co.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.