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Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:50

Toyota to Build Compressor Parts Plant in Pendergrass, GA

Toyota Industries Corp. announced plans to open a $350 million automotive parts plant in Jackson County in northeast Georgia, creating 320 jobs, in early February.

The plant will create automotive compressor parts and will be built near a related assembly plant off I-85 in Pendergrass, GA. The automaker expects the plant to be completed in late 2013, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“In opening this new Georgia manufacturing facility, Toyota Industries Corporation sends a very clear message about its confidence in our state’s ability to help them remain competitive in global markets,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release.

“Projects such as this underscore Georgia’s record of success in attracting international investment to our state,” Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Courtney Bernardi, director of economic development for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, expected the plant bolsters the area’s manufacturing base and to pay higher than the county’s average.

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