Yamaha Grizzly 700 ATV Marks Historic ATV Milestone: #3,000,000
When a Grizzly 700 ATV, one of the best selling utility 4×4 ATVs of all time, fired up at the end of the assembly line in late December 2014, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS) reached a historic manufacturing milestone: surpassing the completion of 3 million vehicles at the U.S. manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia.
Yamaha held a celebration at the Newnan factory on January 23, 2015, to recognize this significant milestone and thank the company’s employees for their dedication to producing the highest quality vehicles.
Among the vehicles produced at YMMC are ATVs, Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, Golf Cars and Personal Watercraft.
The Newnan factory is Yamaha’s worldwide hub of off-highway vehicle (OHV) manufacturing where all of the company’s ATV and SxS vehicles are produced for national and international distribution.
The YMMC facility covers 280 acres with more than 1.3 million square feet of manufacturing facilities giving it a massive physical footprint in Newnan.
“Yamaha has invested more than $250 million into U.S. manufacturing over the past 15 years creating a world-class facility in Newnan,” said Mike Chrzanowski, executive vice president of YMMC, who attended the January 23 event.
“Whether it be ATV or Side-by-Side vehicles, Golf Cars or Personal Watercraft, YMMC strives to maintain the highest production quality and environmental standards, while giving back to the community through comprehensive corporate social responsibility programs.”
Between the YMMC facility and YMUS corporate offices in Kennesaw, Georgia, Yamaha now employs approximately 2,040 people in the state of Georgia – more than half of the 3,644 people the company directly employs in the United States.