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250+ jobs expected with new Toyota plant in Jackson County

A subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corp. will expand the company’s presence in Jackson County with a new manufacturing plant that will create more than 250 jobs.

Toyota Industries Electric Systems North America broke ground Tuesday on a $69 million investment at Toyota’s Pendergrass campus.

“Georgia has distinguished itself as a leader in the automotive industry, and we’re thankful Toyota has chosen to expand its footprint here,” Gov. Brian Kemp said. “With these new jobs coming to hard-working Georgians, we’ll keep working with our partners on the state and local levels to bring even more opportunity to communities across Georgia.”

Headquartered in Japan, TIESNA develops and manufactures automobile-related products, including air-conditioning compressors and car electronic components for worldwide automakers. Other Toyota subsidiaries have operated in Pendergrass since 2004, supporting more than 400 jobs.

The new TIESNA plant will produce converters to supply power to auxiliary equipment. Operations are expected to begin in 2025.

“Since being welcomed to Jackson County in 2004, Toyota Industries has become a part of the fabric of the community there,” Georgia Commissioner of Economic Development Pat Wilson said. “Maintaining 50 years of representation in Japan has also allowed us to keep the lines of direct communication with corporate HQs, including Toyota Industries, open.”

The state Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team worked with the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Power, the Georgia Ports Authority, and the Technical College System of Georgia’s Quick Start program to secure the project.

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