BUFFALO, WV â€“ Though not first among Japanese car makers to build powertrains outside Japan, Toyota Motor Corp. has made up lost ground since opening its plant here a decade ago. Cumulative investment in North America and Europe has grown to $3.5 billion, while at Toyota Motor West Virginia Inc., the largest of the auto makerâ€™s overseas powertrain operations, the total has risen to $1.2 billion as the combined engine-transmission complex has expanded to 1.8 million sq.-ft. (167,000 sq.-m) ...
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