Wed., June 12, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Yamaha Expands Production In Georgia
By Associated Press
Updated: 10 months ago

NEWNAN, Ga.  —  
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, including the YFZ450 pictured above, to the Coweta County plant south of Atlanta. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/44692187@N03/4624505239/in/photolist-83DNhX-83GUNU-83GWSC-83GWu7-83DN6Z-83DNXc-83DRwK-d8xtPN-7upVER-7upYAD-7Bxkzb-5W8vwg-5jKdBp-6UXTtU-6BeL3V-8o37BK-5pYFv5-619996-8qYSmS-d9VQjx-d9VQYa-5WB5E4-d9VSod-65WZae-5pYGQb-5XVPEt-5XVPae-5XVQ64-5XZYA9-5XVMNr-5XVR7F-5XVFYk-5XVRuF-5XVQAT-5XVNJB-5XZZvo-5XVSj8-5XVRTX-5AKSqq-5Y1113-83m7G9-5XZZ1E-5XVLJg-5XZWnu-6UXERS-aczBNZ-aczE6k-acCyU9-aczHTB-acCArA-aczAkg>Damien Coeffard via Flickr</a>.)
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, including the YFZ450 pictured above, to the Coweta County plant south of Atlanta. (Photo Courtesy of Damien Coeffard via Flickr.)
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 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.