Yanmar America moved its corporate headquarters from the Chicago area to Adairsville, Georgia. The new complex will house manufacturing, engineering, marketing and administration activities that support Yanmar’s North American businesses. It will also include construction, agricultural and marine divisions.
Moving these areas to the Georgia complex allows Yanmar more effective interfacing between engineering, manufacturing and customer support, according to Tom Calhoun, Yanmar America’s newly appointed chief operating officer.
Adairsville is an hour north of Atlanta, and the facility includes 480,000 square feet of production space and enough acreage should Yanmar decide to expand. The company’s industrial engine and parts groups will keep their marketing, customer service and applications support operations based out of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
The relocation to Georgia coincides with the opening of a new Yanmar/Cub Cadet manufacturing facility at the same location.