Meiwa Industry North America celebrated the grand opening of its first U.S. plant in Lewisburg on Thursday. In June 2013, the company announced it would invest $6.1 million and create 98 new jobs in Marshall County. The company currently supplies products to Japanese car manufacturers, including Nissan, Toyota and Honda.
The celebration included remarks from company, state and local officials, a performance by the Marshall County High School Band and cheerleaders, as well as a traditional Sake Barrel Ceremony and painting the eyes of a Daruma doll, which symbolizes accomplishment and looking to the future. Meiwa Industry North America also donated $10,000 to Marshall County High School.