Senator David Perdue Tours Koyo Bearings Manufacturing Facility in Dahlonega

“Investments from global companies like Koyo Bearings play a major role in Georgia’s economic success.”

DAHLONEGA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) toured the JTEKT-Koyo Bearings manufacturing facility in Dahlonega. JTEKT North America is a global leader in engineering and manufacturing automotive systems, bearing solutions, and high performance machine tools. Koyo Bearings is among the top ten largest employers in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

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“Having spent much of my business career in manufacturing, I always enjoy getting an up-close look at our manufacturing facilities in Georgia,” said Senator Perdue. “As one of the largest employers in Northeast Georgia, Koyo Bearings has had a tremendous impact on the community and entire state for the last 40 years. Georgia has been named the best state in the country in which to do business for six consecutive years. Without a doubt, investments from global companies like Koyo Bearings play a major role in our state’s economic success. I am proud Koyo Bearings has chosen to plant their roots in Georgia and appreciate their continued commitment to creating jobs and supporting our communities.”

“We are thankful to Senator Perdue for taking the time to visit our facility today,” said Bill Hayford, Plant Manager, Koyo Bearings-Dahlonega. “We strive to continue to be the Employer of Choice in Lumpkin County as we have been very fortunate to employ families, generations of families in fact, for nearly 40 years. It’s always good to have someone in Congress, like Senator Perdue, who recognizes the importance of manufacturing in Northeast Georgia, to visit our site, to see the people and experience the Koyo culture.”


 When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.