Yamaha to pause manufacturing at U.S. subsidiaries

Plants in Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Indianapolis, Florida and Wisconsin have shut.
Yamaha Precision Propellers Inc. 

Yamaha Precision Propellers Inc. 

All of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.’s stateside manufacturing subsidiaries have decided to pause production in response to the increase in COVID-19 infections nationwide.

“The wellbeing of employees is of utmost importance,” said Bob Starr, corporate communications manager for Yamaha Motor Corp, U.S.A., in a statement. “This step is being taken with the factories to protect the health and safety of all team members, their families and our local communities.”

Affected manufacturing plants include Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America based in Newnan, Ga.; Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. in Vonore, Tenn.; Skeeter Products, Inc., based in Kilgore, Texas; G3 Boats, based in Lebanon, Mo.; Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc. based in Indianapolis, Ind.; Bennett Marine, based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Kracor Rotational Molders, based in Milwaukee, Wis.

The pause in production at each of these facilities was determined according to individual plant schedules, with a roll out beginning on Friday. The pause will be evaluated weekly and last for as long as deemed necessary.


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