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Toyota Plant Celebrates 25 Years in Putnam County

September 29, 2021

Toyota’s rural plant in Buffalo, West Virginia, started as a very small operation in 1996 with 200 workers.  “I don’t think most people could have imagined how much we would continue to grow over those 25 years,” said Srini Matam, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV), in a telephone interview with The Herald-Dispatch on Friday. The company hosted an event at the plant to celebrate a quarter century of producing engines and transmissions in Putnam County.

“As of today, we have 2,000 team members and have invested $1.8 to $2 billion here at the plant,” he said.

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