SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 40
(By Senators Kessler (Mr. President), Snyder, Stollings, Unger, Yost, Williams, Miller, Plymale, Prezioso, McCabe, Wells, Beach, Carmichael, Jenkins and Fitzsimmons)
Recognizing the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc., (TMMWV) for its many contributions to the State of West Virginia.
Whereas, TMMWV has been doing business in the State of West Virginia since 1996, employs over one thousand team members at its Buffalo, West Virginia, manufacturing plant and provides an annual payroll of $123 million; and
Whereas, TMMWV represents a $1.3 billion investment in West Virginia and has given back to the community by donating $5.9 million to organizations, including: American Cancer Society, Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Golden Girl Group Home, Multi-Cultural Festival of West Virginia, Inc., Putnam Career and Technical Center, Special Olympics West Virginia Golf Classic, The Marshall University Foundation, Inc., and United Way of Central West Virginia, Inc.; and
Whereas, TMMWV produces 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines for operations in Indiana and Canada and also 6-speed automatic transmissions and gears for plants in Kentucky, Indiana and Canada; and
Whereas, TMMWV’s engines and transmissions are used in eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles: Corolla, Camry, RAV 4, Sienna, Highlander, Matrix, Avalon, Venza, RX350m and other V-6 models; and
Whereas, Because team members build high-quality power train products and can produce up to one million engines and transmissions here annually, they are key to TMMWV’s success and have celebrated seven expansions since the 1996 opening; and
Whereas, As of January 19, 2013, TMMWV reached a milestone, producing its ten millionth Power Train Product; therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc., (TMMWV) for its many contributions to the Sate of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate commends Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc., on its outstanding accomplishment of producing its ten millionth Power Train Product; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV).