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Yamaha moves manufacturing to U.S.

There’s some exciting news
coming out of Newnan, Georgia. The first production run of Yamaha’s new ATV
models transferred to the U.S. from its Japanese facility will begin this month
at the company’s facility located there. Over the past 10 years, Yamaha has
invested more than $250 million into the Newnan factory to create a
state-of-the art facility.

“Yamaha’s factory in Newnan
is state-of-the-art with more than 20 years experience making a variety of
Yamaha products and more than 10 years of producing top quality ATVs,” says Mike
Chrzanowski, senior vice president of operations and engineering services,
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC). “We here at YMMC
are extremely excited about this production transfer to the U.S. Above all, it
is the YMMC employees and their longstanding dedication to the company, their
own quality of work, and their communities that has made this transition
possible. With their support, Yamaha is confident we’ll have a smooth
transition this summer and over the next few years.”

Once the production transfer
is complete, it could add 200+ jobs at Yamaha’s U.S. factory as well as other
jobs at the 125 North American parts supplier companies.

Listen in as Chrzanowski
shares some of the details.

“Manufacturing ATVs in
Georgia will allow Yamaha to respond more quickly to its customers’ demands
while streamlining its supply chain and distribution processes. It is a
strategic move that will benefit the company, employees, dealer partners and
customers as well as the local Newnan community and more than 100 U.S. parts
supplier businesses,” says Henio Arcangeli Jr., Yamaha Motorsports President.

On June 8, Yamaha will
announce the specific models to be manufactured at this facility for the 2012
model year.

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