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Atlanta, GA ~ The state of Georgia is continuing to expand its automotive industry with the addition of Toyota Industries Electric Systems North America, Inc. (TIESNA). Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the company will be investing $69 million in a new manufacturing facility in Pendergrass, creating more than 250 new jobs.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Japanese Consul General Mio Maeda and local representatives. Governor Kemp expressed his gratitude for Toyota's decision to expand their footprint in Georgia, saying "With these new jobs coming to hardworking Georgians, we'll keep working with our partners on the state and local levels to bring even more opportunity to communities across Georgia."

TIESNA is a subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation, which is headquartered in Japan and develops and manufactures automobile-related products such as car air-conditioning compressors and car electronics components for worldwide carmakers. The Group has operated in Pendergrass since 2004, starting with TD Automotive Compressor Georgia, LLC (TACG), followed by Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America, Co. (TICA) in 2012. These companies currently support more than 400 jobs in Jackson County.

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The new facility will be located at the 1700 Valentine Industrial Parkway campus in Pendergrass and will produce DC-to-DC converters which convert high voltage to low voltage to supply power to auxiliary equipment. Operations are expected to begin in 2025. Jackson County Commission Chair Tom Crow expressed his excitement for TIESNA's expansion saying "We are very pleased to welcome our third Toyota Industries related company to Jackson County...and we pledge our support for its success."

Griff Lynch, President and CEO of the Georgia Ports Authority also commented on the news saying "At Georgia Ports Authority, we're excited to welcome TIESNA's expansion as the latest news in Georgia's growing automaking sector."

Kristen Miller represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Power, the Georgia Ports Authority, and Georgia Quick Start. GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson said "Since being welcomed to Jackson County in 2004, Toyota Industries has become part of the fabric of the community there...We are excited to welcome TIESNA to Jackson County."

Georgia has been fostering healthy industry practices for over a century now and encouraging collaboration and innovation which has positioned it as a leader when it comes developing emerging technologies for automotive and mobility industry. In fiscal year 2023 job creation increased by 324 percent compared with fiscal year 2021 due investments from automotive suppliers like Toyota Industries resulting over $2 billion investment across the state during FY23.

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