Hino To Lay Off Workers At WV Plant

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Hino Motors Manufacturing USA plans to cut production at its Williamstown plant and lay off temporary workers.

Hino spokesman Sandy Ring tells media outlets that the cuts are due to unexpected soft sales in the fourth quarter.

Ring says the number of layoffs hasn't yet been determined. The cuts are expected to occur at the end of the month.

Permanent workers won't be affected.

Ring says the company expects to resume full production "in the near term."