Hino Motors celebrates 50,000th truck made in W.Va.

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WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) The only Hino Motor Manufacturing facility in the country is here, in the Mid-Ohio Valley, in Williamstown.

Tuesday, they made history.

Nearly 300 people gathered to celebrate the production of the facility's 50,000th truck, a huge milestone for the company.

Hino Motor Manufacturing came to Williamstown in 2007, providing job opportunities to the area.

The company says the team members' focus on safety, quality and their commitment to continuous improvement have contributed to Hino becoming the nation's fastest growing medium duty truck brand.

Many honorable guests came out to support Hino, including Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.

"I'm very pleased to be here for this celebration today because when I sat here a few years ago and watched the first truck come off, I was excited then, but I'm even more excited now to watch the 50,000th truck roll off the assembly line," says Governor Tomblin.

Hino says it looks forward to building another 50,000 trucks safely and effectively for customers.

Hino Motors also wanted to recognize the struggle some West Virginians are facing right now with the recent floods.

The president presented a $10,000 check to Governor Tomblin to help assist the victims.

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