Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia Celebrates an Impressive Milestone

Twenty years ago, Toyota broke ground on a new facility that would produce powertrain components for its vehicles. Today, that plant - known as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virigina (TMMWV) - is still in operation. What's more, it just produced its 10 millionth unit.

"Twenty years ago, the idea of Toyota in West Virginia was just a hope and a dream," says Senator Jay Rockefeller. "Today represents more than just the units produced; it represents a better life for families and new growth for the Buffalo community and our state."1

To celebrate this impressive achievement, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia made a substantial donation of $32,500 to 13 area schools. This donation will go to enhance the Advanced Manufacturing Technician program that TMMWV operates with the help of Bridgemont Community and Technical College.

In addition to this, TMMWV has also donated $5,000 to Buffalo High School for Arbor Day. Joining forces with the school's students and teachers, TMMWV employees helped to clear a three acre tract of land for their Agriculture Education program.

Of course, now it's back to business as usual at the plant, and that means creating 4-cylinder and V6 engines and 6-speed automatic transmissions for 9 out of the 12 new Toyota models that are produced in here North America. Because internal demand is so high for TMMWV products, the plant operates at a capacity of 650,000 engines and more than 520,000 automatic transmissions per year.

That being said, you can see TMMWV's impressive work here at Performance Toyota in Ontario Canada. Our St. Catharines, ON showroom features vehicles equipped with high-quality powertrain components produced by the plant's workers.


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