Boats are no longer coming off the assembly line at the G3 plant in Lebanon.
Officials halting production in an effort to curb the spread of COVID 19.
The decision is part of a nationwide move by plant owner Yamaha Motors, who maintains the production site along with other locations in numerous states.
Company officials say they will pay their employee’s wages based on a regular 40-hour work week for hourly employees and all salary personal will continue to work remotely for the next week.
The company will be evaluating and adjusting their closure as the weeks go by.
Official Press Release:
KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 23, 2020–
All of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.’s U.S.-based 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. “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. based in Vonore, TN.; Skeeter Products, Inc., based in Kilgore, TX; G3 Boats, based in Lebanon MO.; Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc. based in Indianapolis, IN.; Bennett Marine, based in Deerfield Beach, FL. and Kracor Rotational Molders, based in Milwaukee, WI.
The pause in production at each of these facilities was determined according to individual plant schedules, with an orderly roll out beginning on Friday, March 20th. The pause will be evaluated weekly and last for as long as deemed necessary.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.
YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and subsidiary factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based Yamaha subsidiaries and brands include Skeeter Products, Inc. (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc. (Indiana), Bennett Marine (Florida), and Kracor Rotational Molders (Wisconsin).
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CONTACT: Bob Starr
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA
Mobile: (714) 335-1433