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
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 worlds largest market for ATVs and SxS vehicles,
accounting for more than 70 percent of global sales, said Mike
Martinez, vice president of Yamahas ATV and SxS