Jackson County just landed its biggest economic development project in county history.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Toyota Industries Corp. will establish Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) in a 600,000-square foot building it will erect on the 152-acre tract in Valentine Farms Industrial Park next to its TD Automotive Compressor Georgia (TACG).
The new plant, which will provide an estimated 320 new manufacturing jobs and represents a $350 million investment, will manufacture parts for the compressors assembled at TACG. TACG currently imports those parts from Japan. Toyota Industries Corp. supplies automotive compressors for Toyota Motor Corporation, as well as Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and others.