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In early 2010, Yamaha announced a plan for the large majority of the production of its ATVs overseas to be transferred to its facility in Newnan, Georgia. The company announced today (May 18, 2011) that the first assembly of new ATVs at the Georgia facility will take place later this month. This is a major step in the company’s long-term plan to move the majority of its ATV manufacturing to the USA by 2013, a move in which Yamaha has already invested millions of dollars. The company also released a new “Assembled in USA” logo that will be displayed on the new machines:
Yamaha hopes that the transfer of production to the U.S. (the world’s largest ATV market) will help provide people with prompt and streamlined customer service and distribution.The state-of-the-art facility in Newnan employs over 1,000 people already, and has over 20 years experience in making Yamaha products, with 10 years specifically dedicated to ATVs.
At a time when other companies are moving operations overseas, Yamaha is bringing them back. The company already employs nearly 3,000 Americans and is looking to add about 200 jobs in the next 3-5 years, with the potential to add as many as 1,000, depending on market conditions.
Yamaha headquarters are located in California, with additional facilities in Wisconsin, Georgia (as mentioned above,) and Tennessee. For more information, visit www.yamaha-motor.com. To see the full length press release, click here.
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