Manufacturing in the state of Georgia is vital to the success of the state’s economy. The manufacturing sector employs about 9.1 percent of the state’s workforce and accounts of 11 percent of Georgia’s GDP. Georgia’s manufacturing sector has been growing with a 6.4% increase between 2009 and 2010 since the economic recession. Georgia’s manufacturing industry is home to a wide range of companies that are engaged in a variety of manufacturing industries, including food processing, textiles, metal products, and transportation equipment.
Yachiyo of America is the newest Tier 1 auto supplier to be welcomed to Carroll County. Once fully operational this Honda supplier will employ 230 producing fuel tanks and sunroofs. Decostar, a subsidiary of Magna Corp., maintains a Carrollton-based Tier 1 auto supply operation employing 1300, and provides finished product to such companies as Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen.