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Yamaha completes ATV production move, boosts output

Keywords: Tags  Yamaha Motor, Yamaha Motor USA, all-terrain vehicle, ATV, side-by-side, SxS, Mike Martinez, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has transferred all of its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) production to the United States and has opened a second assembly plant at its Georgia manufacturing operations.

The Cypress, Calif.-based subsidiary of Iwata, Japan-based Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. said it will add another 100 jobs to support production of side-by-side (SxS) products in Newnan, Ga., and may also add up to 300 more jobs over the next three to five years.

Yamaha employs more than 1,250 people in Newnan, up from 1,100 since it began to transfer ATV production from abroad, it said.

The United States is the world’s largest market for ATVs and SxS vehicles, accounting for more than 70 percent of global sales, said Mike Martinez, vice president of Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group.

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