West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Announces West Virginia-Made Trucks Will Soon Help Maintain State Roads

8/20/2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va. –Gov. Joe Manchin, Yasuo Tanigawa, president of Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (HMMUSA), Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox today announced that the Williamstown, W.Va. based truck assembly company and its local dealer, Matheny Motors, have successfully bid to provide 40 heavy-duty trucks, which will be used as part of the Transportation Department’s vehicle fleet.

“Hino Motors has been a solid partner with the state of West Virginia since locating their first American assembly plant here in 2007.  I believe that this announcement is an all-around win for the state, the company and all of the employees at Hino,” Manchin said.  “I am eager to soon be able to see a product that was built in West Virginia from the ground up – that will serve as a tool to help improve our roads and highways.  I congratulate the company and its employees and the dealer for successfully winning this bid.”     

Hino Motors is the first vehicle assembly facility in West Virginia.  Since acquiring the former Walker Systems Facility in Williamstown in July 2007, Hino has invested roughly $15 million in plant and equipment.  The 194,000-square-foot plant currently produces approximately 2500 trucks annually.

“It is a very great honor for Hino to provide trucks to the State of West Virginia,” said HMMUSA President Tanigawa.  “I know our Team Members will be very proud to see the trucks they built on the roads of their State.  We will make great trucks that serve the people of West Virginia for a long time.”

“Hino is a stand-out company with exceptional employees, and this is a simply perfect opportunity for them,” Sen. Jay Rockefeller said. “West Virginia workers building trucks that will benefit West Virginia families all across the state is an absolutely unbeatable combination – and I am thrilled that Hino and the state are making it happen.” 

West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox said, “I was very pleased to see that the successful bidder for 40 single-axle dump trucks will be using Hino Trucks, built in Williamstown.”  “Not only did we receive a very competitive bid, but the manufacturing of those trucks will utilize local workers.”

Contact Information

Jama Jarrett or Melvin Smith
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