Toyota WV announces $210M investment in Buffalo plant

Feb 18, 2021

The Japanese automaker announced Thursday that Toyota Manufacturing West Virginia will invest $210 million into its operation in Buffalo. Specifically, that means upgrading existing engine production and creating 100 jobs to increase assembly capacity of its 4-cylinder engine line.

When complete, the total investment at the Putnam County facility will exceed $1.8 billion, with more than 2,000 employees. The upgrades and additional hiring are expected to be complete in the second half of 2022.

The new jobs will create a third shift for Rav4 engine production, which should produce an additional 5,900 engines per month and more than 70,000 annually.

“[The] announcement represents Toyota’s continued commitment to our customers, as well as our community,” Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia President Srini Matam said in a news release announcing the move. “We are thrilled to expand our Toyota family and continue our long-standing commitment to provide top-quality engines and transmissions for our customers.”

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