Yamaha Will Make All ATVs In U.S. By 2013

  • May 18, 2011
Yamaha Motor Corp. is moving global production of all ATVs (all terrain vehicles) to the U.S. from overseas facilities. The move begins this month with production of new ATVs at Yamaha's factory in Newnan, Ga.

The company says the shift to the U.S. production facility includes Yamaha's $250 million investment in the factory over the past 10 years. The company will also begin putting "Assembled in U.S.A." logos on the products.

Yamaha says it employs some 2,800 Americans and has corporate offices, regional offices, factories and distribution centers in Georgia, California, Wisconsin, Texas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington. The Newnan factory alone spends more than $170 million annually with 137 worldwide suppliers -- 125 of which are also based in North America, per the company.



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