CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin released the West Virginia Edge Business Report. The report documents the state’s economic progress. The September 2013 report highlights projects and related announcements from businesses both large and small that will assist with the creation of new jobs and the preservation of existing jobs.
TMMWV $90 Million Expansion to Add 80 Jobs at Buffalo Plant
Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia (TMMWV) is investing $90 million in its Buffalo plant and creating about 80 jobs. This investment makes the eighth expansion of the Putnam County facility since it opened back in 1996. TMMWV will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining by 20,000 per month by early 2015. Currently 1,300 people are employed at the facility.
Gov. Tomblin announced the expansion during a special visit to the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 77th Annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier.
Governor Tomblin Launches Business at the Speed of Life Video
The governor unveiled a video showcasing West Virginia’s positive business climate. It features six CEOs who tell about the success their companies have found in growing their business in West Virginia. The video includes Bombardier Aerospace, Schonstedt Instrument, Rubberlite, Gestamp, UG Apparel and Mountain View Solar, and can be viewed online at http://www.BusinessAtTheSpeedOfLife.com.
Governor Tomblin in Panel Discussion at U.S. Manufacturing Summit
Gov. Tomblin participated in a panel discussion at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Florida, Aug. 22. The summit, sponsored by Wal-Mart and the National Retail Foundation, was attended by seven other governors and 1500 government and business leaders from across the country. The panel discussion was on U.S.
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