CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined representatives from NGK Spark Plugs to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary of successful business operations in the Mountain State.
The company held a ceremony in Charleston to honor the milestone. Attendees included Gov. Tomblin; Shinichi Odo, president of NGK Spark Plug Co. LTD; and Hitoshi Iimi, president of NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc.
Today, the Sissonville plant manufactures and sells spark plugs and related products for internal combustion engines, along with ceramics and applicable products. The West Virginia plant, alone, has shipped over 100 million units in the last year.