Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. will expand its Marion, Ark., manufacturing facility. The expansion is expected to create 200 new jobs on a total investment of more than $55 million, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said in announcing the plan.
The plant manufactures axles, knuckles and suspension components for Toyota’s Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia models. The company plans to increase capacity at the facility.
Hino’s presence in Arkansas dates to July 2004 when the company broke ground on its manufacturing facility in Marion.
“When I first came into office, Arkansas was struggling to provide Hino with the appropriate workforce, so it is gratifying to see yet another expansion of this important East Arkansas employer,” said Gov. Mike Beebe. “Hino’s continued investment in and commitment to Marion and to Arkansas show how far our workforce has come, and exemplifies the strength of their partnership with us.”
Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. is a subsidiary of Hino Motors Ltd. (Japan) and a Toyota Group Company. In the United States, Hino assembles medium-duty trucks at its Williamstown, W.V., plant. Hino’s Parts Distribution Center in Mira Loma, Calif., supplies Latin American and Caribbean distributors with Hino service parts.