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Yanmar America investing $20M in Cherokee County

November 2, 2016

Yanmar America Corp., which makes advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine based energy systems, will invest $20 million in a new training and customer experience facility in Acworth, creating 25 jobs.

“We are in the business of bringing quality jobs and investment to Georgia, and it is always a great day when we are able to celebrate this good news with statewide partners and our corporate citizens,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are happy to welcome Yanmar’s newest operation, and we are confident they will thrive in our pro-business environment.”

Yanmar’s new facility will be located within the Cherokee 75 Corridor at the corner of Highway 92 and Old Alabama Road. It will employ administration, marketing, service, training and management personnel.

Yanmar’s North, South and Central American regional headquarter operation is in Adairsville. The new investment expands the company’s presence in Georgia.

“Cherokee County was a desirable location for our new facility for many reasons,” said Yanmar America President Tim Fernandez. “The area itself offers natural beauty, and the Cherokee County officials were very welcoming and share our vision for promoting sustainability and agriculture. The site’s proximity to our current headquarters in Adairsville and the Atlanta airport is also ideal for bringing in our customers from all over the globe.”

The new facility is slated to open in August 2017. A groundbreaking ceremony at the site is set for Nov. 16.

“We are delighted to have YANMAR’s state-of-the-art training facility in Cherokee,” said Buzz Ahrens, Cherokee County Commission Chairman. “They are among several new and expanding international corporations choosing Cherokee because of our superb location and access to talent. We look forward to YANMAR’s success as they help to build our sustainable vision for Cherokee.”

GDEcD Project Manager Joseph Huntemann represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development and Georgia EMC.

Croft Architects Engineers based in Kennesaw, Georgia will design and engineer the facility. In addition, Carroll Daniel Construction from Gainesville, Georgia has been selected as the general contractor.

YANMAR America is the regional headquarters of Yanmar Co. Ltd., based in Osaka, Japan. The company press release about the project can be found here.

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