Hino Motors To Expand By 200 Workers, $55 Million

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Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. will expand its Marion manufacturing facility, adding 200 jobs and investing more than $55 million.

The auto parts maker currently employs 350 at its Marion factory.

“Hino appreciates the support it received from the City of Marion and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to help facilitate these projects,” said Ed Rowlett, Hino General Manager. “Both have been outstanding partners, beginning with our site selection meetings in 2004 and continuing without fail throughout.”

Hino’s presence in Arkansas dates to July 2004 when the company broke ground on its manufacturing facility in Marion.

Through this expansion, the company will grow its capacity to manufacture axles, knuckles and suspension components for Toyota’s Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia models.

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hino Motors Ltd. (Japan) and a Toyota Group Company.

For four decades, Hino Motors Ltd. has manufactured the top-selling medium- and heavy-duty truck in Japan. It also manufactures buses and diesel engines, Toyota’s FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser Prado.

“We are very appreciative of Hino’s investment in Marion and the company’s confidence in our business environment”, said Marion Mayor Frank Fogleman. “Hino has been a model corporate citizen and we look forward to an even stronger relationship moving forward.”