Morooka America, a manufacturer of rubber track carriers, has commenced operations out of their new manufacturing facility located in Hanover County, Virginia. The 50,000 square foot plant is the company’s first American operation and is expected to create up to 50 new jobs over the next 3 years, with an expected output of 100 machines annually. Ron Wright, J&J regional sales manager, attended the Open House last summer where several of the track carriers were on display. Morooka America is a subsidiary of the Richmond Group LLC, a holding company for construction-related firms geared around the Morooka product and located in Ashland, Virginia. Morooka USA - East is the U.S. headquarters for Japan-based Morooka Co.