Toyota is about to put more West Virginians to work.
Part of the company called Hino Motors, plans to open a factory this November in Williamstown.
Senator Jay Rockefeller has been making trips to Japan since 2001 and some say these new jobs are proof positive, it was worth it.
It's an announcement that rang clear throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Before this trip, leaders knew hundreds of more jobs would be coming to Toyota’s Putnam County plant.
“Every county would love to have Hino Motors, but we are all supportive of Wood; it's a partnership that we are forging and we are going to be successful because of that attitude,” Governor Manchin said.
Hino Motors is set to open this November and 80 jobs are up for grabs. It's estimated 1,000 people have applied for those jobs.
Meanwhile, the governor also made a trip to Florida to talk jobs and opportunity in West Virginia, while there is nothing specific to report, he did tell us, he opened up the lines of communications to our south.
He made that trip while enroot to a trip with lawmakers from around the country in Puerto Rico.