MAY 13, 2004 - Posted at 10:59 a.m. CDT
WASHINGTON, DC - The city of Marion will receive $1.5 million in federal funds to help pave the way for a new auto parts plant.
Japanese automaker Hino Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota, announced plans last week to build a new parts plant in Marion. The company has not yet revealed any specifics regarding size of the facility or how many people it might employ.
The funding is being awarded as a federal grant from the Economic Development Administration and will allow the Crittenden County city to make necessary infrastructure upgrades and improvements to a 160-acre lot which is designated as the future site of the new plant.