Nichiha Corporation, the Japan based fiber cement siding products manufacturer, has reportedly announced to pour in an investment of about USD 120 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. As per authentic sources, the expansion would assist in growing the demand for the firm’s products in the southeastern region of the United States.

Sources familiar with the development claim that the officials from the Georgia Department of Economic Development accredited the deep talent pool and strategic manufacturing resources of Georgia as the vital causes why Macon has been selected for Nichiha Corporation’s expansion bid. According to trusted sources, the expansion of the project would add approximately USD 3 million to the local payroll, create 74 new jobs in management and operations division, and is likely to double the size of the current facility.

Tony Greene, the Project Manager at Georgia Department of Economic Development, represented the Global Commerce Division in collaboration with the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority and Georgia Power, claim sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter.

Speaking on the latest expansion bid, Chief Executive Officer of Nichiha Corporation, Yoichi Ichimura was reportedly quoted stating that Georgia has been the home for the company for more than 20 years and has a presence in Macon-Bibb County for 11 years. The success achieved in the southeastern region of the United States has been particularly gratifying and the company feels pleased to expand its manufacturing facility and create more jobs in Macon-Bibb County, Ichimura elaborated.

For the record, Nichiha Corporation specializes in manufacturing fiber cement products designed for interior and exterior usage in both residential and commercial applications. The firm has been operating in the United States since 1998 but the Macon-Bibb County facility, which came online in 2008, is its first manufacturing unit in the nation.