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Yamaha moves manufacturing to U.S.

Updated: 05/20/2011 @ 8:02am

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.

To learn more, visit www.yamaha.com.

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