Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $80 million to expand its Buffalo, WV, plant to accommodate gear-making operations for automatic transmissions produced there. The move adds 184,000 sq.-ft. (17,094 sq.-m) and 50 jobs to the facility, bringing total employment to 1,000. The gear production, currently executed at a facility in Japan, will begin at the plant in 2006. Toyota Motor Mfg. West Virginia Inc. builds 4-cyl. engines for the Corolla and Matrix; V-6 engines for the Sienna and Lexus RX ...

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