BUFFALO, WV--Toyota Motor Co. opened a new engine and transmission assembly plant here May 10. It is Toyota's first plant outside of Japan to build automatic transmissions.

The Buffalo facility now employs approximately 800 people. At full production, the 150,000 square foot transmission facility will have an annual production capacity of 360,000 units. The transmissions will be installed in the Camry, which is built at Toyota's plant in Georgetown, KY.