Yamaha Expanding Vehicle Production In Georgia

Officials at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. say they've opened a second assembly plant in Newnan and will hire 100 employees to work on a new utility vehicle. The Japanese company also said this week that it has completed transferring all of its ATV production to the Coweta County plant south of Atlanta.

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) -- Officials at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. say they've opened a second assembly plant in Newnan and will hire 100 employees to work on a new utility vehicle.

The Japanese company also said this week that it has completed transferring all of its ATV production to the Coweta County plant south of Atlanta.

The plant now employs 1,250 workers. In addition to the 100 to be hired, an additional 300 workers could be added in years to come.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the facility already produces Yamaha's Grizzly 700 FI all-terrain vehicle and the YFZ450R sport ATV. The new plant will produce the Viking side-by-side vehicle and other models.


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