Adairsville, Ga.-based Yanmar North America last week announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art production facility at the company’s Adairsville manufacturing complex. The new plant will be dedicated to the production of tractors related to Yanmar’s joint venture with Cub Cadet.
This new 240,000-square-foot production facility will be where the actual merging of the Yanmar diesel engines and the Yanmar-built Cub Cadet tractors takes place. The model Sc2400 will utilize a 24-hp engine, the Ex2900 a 28.7-hp engine, and the Ex3200 receives the 32-hp unit.
Yanmar’s ongoing U.S. expansion process has progressed rapidly in part because of the growing opportunities in the tractor business, and the willingness of local Bartow County officials to increase the Freeport exemption on Yanmar’s behalf. “We’re proud of the positive impact we’re having here in our own community,” said Tom Calhoun, Yanmar America’s newly appointed chief operating officer and president. “This expansion will provide up to 200 new jobs for our friends and neighbors in the area surrounding Adairsville.”
This facility also houses North American home offices for Yanmar America construction equipment, agricultural equipment, marine engine assembly, and the replacement parts group.
Yanmar America Corp. is a division of Yanmar Co. Ltd., a global manufacturer of diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment for the industrial, construction, agricultural and marine markets.