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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 3:38am

Compressor Plant Brings 320 Jobs

Toyota Industries Corp. will open a $350 million compressor production plant in Jackson County.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that the plant in Pendergrass will bring 320 jobs. The operation will be known as Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America.

The plant will manufacture the main parts of automotive compressors that are currently being imported from Japan and assembled at a facility next to where the new plant will be built. The new plant will allow the parts once manufactured in Japan to be entirely produced in Georgia.

The plan should open by late 2013.

Toyota Industries supplies parts to Toyota Motor Co., as well as Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and other automotive companies.