Yamaha has celebrated the production of its 4-millionth vehicle, with the assembly of a new 2021 Wolverine RMAX2 1000 side-by-side at its manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia.
Yamaha held the occasion at the Newnan factory on August 12 to recognize employees and thank them for their dedication to ensuring superior manufacturing processes and producing the highest quality of vehicles. Yamaha’s hub for 4-wheel off-highway vehicle manufacturing, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) is where all of the company’s side-by-sides, full-size ATVs, WaveRunners, and Golf Cars are produced for worldwide distribution.
“Over the past 20 years, Yamaha has invested more than $380 million into U.S. manufacturing to create a world-class facility in Newnan,” says Taka Imanishi, president of YMMC. “Whether it is our ATV or side-by-side vehicles, Golf Cars or personal watercraft, YMMC strives to maintain the highest quality of production and environmental standards, while giving back to the community through comprehensive corporate social-responsibility programs.”
YMMC was founded in 1988 and the facility covers 280 acres, with more than 1.3 million square feet of manufacturing facilities. Between the YMMC facility and Yamaha Motor Corp. USA (YMUS) corporate offices in Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia, Yamaha now employs over 2,000 people in the state of Georgia, accounting for more than half of the 4,000-plus individuals the company directly employs in the United States.
“Yamaha continues to add personnel and strengthen operations in Georgia as the side-by-side line expands with popular new models like the Wolverine RMAX 1000,” says Mike Martinez, YMUS vice president of motorsports. “With increasing demand for outdoor recreation of all kinds, we expect to see continued growth of our operations in Georgia and across the country, providing a positive impact on Yamaha, our customers, and on the communities where we live and work.”
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