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Makita buys land to expand in U.S.

Makita U.S.A. Inc. has purchased 80 acres in Georgia, northeast of Atlanta in Hall County, for future planned development.

The purchase follows the August 2020 opening of a new distribution, training and service facility in Reno, Nev., and the 2017 opening of a similar facility in Wilmer, Texas. Makita’s distribution chain also includes operations in Mt. Prospect, Ill.; Buford, Ga., and La Mirada, Calif., according to the company.

“Business continues to grow, and we are continuing to invest in the future,” Joe Blackwell, senior vice president of operations, said in a statement. “With the largest cordless lithium-ion tool system in the world, the adaption of our battery-powered products continues to accelerate from power tools to outdoor power equipment and beyond. This planned expansion will further support our customers, while creating more jobs in the region.”

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