Automotive - Coweta County

Georgia Officials Visit Yamaha Headquarters

During a recent trade mission to Japan, representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Allies took time to visit Yamaha’s headquarters in Iwata.

During the visit, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler presented a letter to company officials from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. In the letter, Governor Deal thanked Yamaha for the nearly 30 years of success in Georgia and in Coweta County. Governor Deal wrote, “From the company’s founding in 1955 by Mr. Genichi Kawakami, Yamaha Motor has continually shown the world that winning spirit which springs from unwavering dedication to quality, performance, and innovation. I am proud to say that this same spirit is embodied in YMMA’s Newnan, GA facility, where over 1,500 Georgians work every day.”

We are proud to have Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation in Coweta County and join the State in thanking the company for its commitment to quality products and quality jobs in Coweta County.


Pictured at Yamaha headquarters: Trip Tolleson (Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board), Brian Dill (Georgia Department of Community Affairs), Yasushi Chiba (Yamaha), and Marisa Simpson (AGL Resources).


Pictured Below: Labor Commissioner Mark Butler presents a letter from Governor Deal to Yamaha officials.