Hino Motors Canada donated a 2012 Hino 195 truck to the Mohawk College Stoney Creek campus for educational purposes on Thursday.
In attendance at the donation ceremony was the Honourable Mr. Pat Sobeski, Mayor of Woodstock, Mr. Shuichi Kaneko, President of Hino Motors Canada, Mr. Anthony Fazzari, Associate Dean of Mohawk College and Mr. Bob Cook, Professor of Motive Power. The guest list also included staff and students of Mohawk College and Hino Motors Canada team members.
Derek Holman, Senior Manager of the Woodstock plant stated: “This donation ceremony reminds me of the need we have in Ontario for specialized skills and skilled trades not only for those working in the auto industry but for all Ontarians working through apprentice programs toward journeyman status. It is refreshing to see such a young group of energized and enthusiastic people who all have this common goal in mind. We sincerely hope that this donation for education purposes may become the norm and that Mohawk along with other colleges will receive similar donations from the automotive and trucking industries.”
The Hino Woodstock plant will significantly increase production of trucks in January 2013. As a result of the planned production increase, Hino has increased the number of team members.. This will be an exciting time for Hino Canada. Mr. Kaneko stated: “The future of Hino Canada is very bright and also for the students of Mohawk College and we are extremely happy to be a small part of each student’s success. The future is yours.”
About Hino: Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., a Toyota Group Company, manufactures and distributes light and medium duty commercial trucks in Canada. Hino is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with assembly operations in Woodstock, Ontario. Service is provided through its extensive coast-to-coast dealership network and is backed by its industry leading Customer Care Protection Program. For more information, please visit us at www.hinocanada.com.