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Yamaha starts expansion on Georgia facility

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. broke ground on the expansion of its logistics facility in Kennesaw, Ga. The new building is aimed to help increase the capacity and efficiency of the company’s operations there, according to a Yamaha press release.

Expected to be complete in March 2009, the expansion adds an additional 220,000 square feet to the already 300,000-square-foot facility that sits on about 33 acres. Yamaha also plans to install a new lighting system that is designed to be 50 percent more efficient than the current system. Power use should not increase over the current facility.

Phil Dyskow, president of Yamaha Marine Group, says the facility is about achieving higher efficiency.

“Our No. 1 priority is achieving the highest customer satisfaction in the industry,” he said in the release. “We’ve been making improvements and building our marine infrastructure with customer satisfaction in mind. This expansion will allow us to increase the inventory of vital parts and accessories and reduce the time from order to delivery.”

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