|Published: 11:15 AM, 02/18/2013
Author: Tommy Wilson
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Photo by Tommy Wilson
With the recent expansion of their
manufacturing facilities in Vonore, Yamaha Watercraft has become the
largest manufacturer of sporting boats in the world.
have been recorded after production increased 200 percent in 2012,
said, Toshizumi Koto, Yamaha CEO and president.
Koto spoke to
a crowd at the facility ribbon cutting for the newly completed
40,000-square-foot expansion of the plant in the TRDA industrial park
in Vonore. The plant now employs 348 workers.
Pictured from left to right: Ron
Hammontree, TRDA; Shan Harris, Monroe County Economic Development
director; Toshizumi Kato, CEO and president Yamaha; Tim Yates,
county mayor; Larry Summey, Vonore mayor; and Inamura Tetsuya,
executive general manager Yamaha Water Vehicle Business Unit.
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