Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Side-by-Side Marks Milestone in Yamaha’s U.S. Manufacturing
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) and Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, (YMUS) have reached a historic manufacturing milestone, celebrating the production of 4 million vehicles with the assembly of a new 2021 Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Side-by-Side (SxS) at the state-of-the-art U.S. 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, 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,” said 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.”
Since its founding in 1988, YMMC has made a significant impact within its community. The facility covers 280 acres with more than 1.3 million square feet of manufacturing facilities, giving it a massive physical footprint in Newnan. Between the YMMC facility and YMUS corporate offices in Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia, Yamaha now employs over 2,000 people in the state of Georgia alone, encompassing more than half of the 4,000+ individuals the company directly employs in the United States.
The company’s impact on Newnan can be seen in many ways, from recent disaster relief donations to countless ongoing community engagement programs. The city of Newnan even named May 18th “Yamaha Day” in 2011 to celebrate the company’s positive economic impacts and ongoing job creation. Many of these messages were recently highlighted in the season 19 premiere of “Modern Marvels: Machines” on the HISTORY® Channel, where the show went behind-the-scenes to shine a spotlight on the Yamaha factory and its employees.
“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,” said 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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