First new models assembled in USA start production this month in Newnan, GA
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (YMUS) and Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) announced today that the first production run of new all-terrain vehicle models transferred to the US from overseas facilities will take place this month at Yamaha’s state of the art factory in Newnan, GA.
The start of new ATV production in Newnan is a major step forward in the company’s long-term startegy to transfer the majority of Yamaha’s worldwide ATV manufacturing to the United States.
When complete, the production transfer could add 200 or more American jobs at Yamaha’s US factory as well as additional jobs at the 125 North American parts supplier companies.
The specific ATV models will be announced on June 8 as part of Yamaha’s worldwide unveiling of select 2012 model year products.
The company has invested more the $250 million into the factory over the past 10 years creating a state of the art facility and ensuring top quality products are built in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.