Area Development
Toyota Industries Corp. has announced it will open a manufacturing plant in Pendergrass, Georgia, and create 320 jobs. The new Jackson County facility represents a $350 million investment, and will be known as "Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America" (TICA). It's expected to be up and running by late 2013.

Toyota Industries Corp. supplies automotive compressors for Toyota Motor Corporation, as well as for Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and others.

TICA will be located next to TD Automotive Compressor (TACG) Georgia so the two operations can complement each other's activities. The new plant will manufacture the main parts of automotive compressors currently imported from Japan and assembled at TACG.

To help support TICA's launch, Toyota Industries Corp. will be given customized training from the Georgia Quick Start program.