Skip to comments.Hino hiring continues in Wood County (West Virginia)
Posted on 05/22/2018 2:03:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. Ahead of a planned early 2019 Hino Motors Manufacturing plant opening at the former Coldwater Creek distribution facility in Wood County, hiring is underway for the truck assembly plant.
Theres going to be a lot of opportunity there and we want to make sure we have quite a few people available to fill their open positions, said Katie Kelly, market manager for Manpower Parkersburg.
The latest round of interviews came Tuesday during an open house at Manpower Parkersburg, 1047 Emerson Ave.
Those who could not make by 5 p.m. Tuesday, though, have others options.
Prospective workers can register at manpower.com, call Manpower Parkersburg at 304-485-0088 or make plans to visit the office during regular weekday business hours.
Last September, officials with Hino, a Toyota Motor Corporation company, announced plans to invest $100 million in the 962,000 square foot facility located in Mineral Wells.
Itll be an expansion from Hinos current Williamstown site which has 245,000 square feet of production space, according to company officials.
At that time, Hino officials said 250 total jobs would be created to add to the 300 people Hino already employs in Wood County.
Currently, we have about 20 (positions to fill), Kelly said. It is ongoing hiring, so once a month approximately we do bring in another group of anywhere from 10 to 12 people.
Hiring was expected to continue through the coming fall and winter.
Having assembly work skills is great, but Hino does full training. We do also testing here prior to them going on-site, Kelly explained. We want to make sure that they are very prepared for the assembly work.
Hino started construction on its Williamstown plant for medium-duty trucks in 2007. In August 2017, the company celebrated its 10th year in Wood County.
Coldwater Creek closed its distribution facility in Mineral Wells after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2014.
Ah. HINO is the name of a company.
I thought maybe HINO was an acronym for Hellacious In Name Only.
I noticed Coldwater Creek Dr. is now Hino Dr. Lots of signs the economy is picking up in Parkersburg. Folks bitch about the pipeline coming through, but it’s boosting the economy. The carry out/bait/campground store in Elizabeth reopened.
I thought it was “Hispanic in Name Only”.
I was expecting to find people benefiting from pretending to be illegals. Thought they had Fauxahantas’d hispanics.
Here in the southern reaches of Puget Sound I see signs advertising for CDL truck drivers at two different businesses, a large sign saying “Bricklayers Wanted $55 per hour”, our local sawmill is hiring, commercial shellfish farms need people, the Bremerton Naval Shipyard has been looking for 800+ apprentices for over a year, so things are looking pretty good in our blue collar rural area.
I’ll bet that happens more often that one would think. HINO (hispanic in name only).
When you see a minority being showered with opportunities not available to the average citizen, I can see some parent doing what they have to do to make sure their child gets a good education, medical insurance or apartment. By whatever means necessary. So what if everybody else in the family has the last name of Rossellini.
That’s those Italian Mexican Hispanics.
I live a few miles from both Hino plants, they are a Toyota company. My Toyota Tundra, it’s the only full sized pickup made in America. Unions ruined the Big Three. Drove them out out of the country.
My son works at the Hino plant in Arkansas. They make all the differentials, front suspensions, and a few other items for Toyota Tacoma’s, Tundra’s, Land Cruiser’s, and a few others.
In central Virginia plants are having a hard time finding qualified tradesmen. Many young people can pass aptitude for training but can’t pass drug test or background check. I was told that on the East Coast for every 5 leaving the fields like pipe-fitters, welders, etc. only one is coming in.
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