Mitsubishi plant to bring 500 jobs to Savannah area

Mitsubishi Power Systems will place a new manufacturing facility in Georgia’s industrial “megasite” near Savannah and bring a $325 million investment and 500 jobs with it.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the deal Monday afternoon. Mitsubishi will build advanced steam and gas turbines at the site, and service turbines and other equipment for power generation. Construction begins this year, Perdue’s office said, and the company will begin hiring in early 2010.

The company will locate on 119 acres near Pooler that is part of the Chatham County Industrial Site.

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September 21st, 2009
11:52 pm

It’s amazing, the state has been trying to find a company for this site for years and years, and it’s not going to get a single mention in this evening’s news reports because of the flooding. Nice job to the hard workin folks at the Dept of Economic Development, and sorry that no one is going to know about it!

kentucky dawg

September 22nd, 2009
8:30 am

Good luck finding a work force there that is not on drugs and can read.

company prez

September 22nd, 2009
12:51 pm

Savannah will be a good place there are plenty of good people that are not on drugs. As a resident we are excited about the jobs that will be available, and believe be we all know about it.


September 22nd, 2009
4:21 pm

Wonder how many tax breaks they got to locate there. The DED is a giveaway program.


September 22nd, 2009
7:53 pm

and that is bad? Lets see 500 evil industrial jobs all paying income and sales taxes?


September 22nd, 2009
9:38 pm

And if they are going to spend $325 million to build the factory and create 500 new jobs, a few tax breaks is a small price to pay! That’s 500 more people with good jobs spending their money in other Savannah businesses- I’ll take it!


September 23rd, 2009
9:52 am

People, let’s be real ok? What is so impressive about a foreign company opening a plant in Georgia? Really? What is so impressive about it? I know slave mentality in the south is very high, and so is the stupidity. Does it ever occur to you that this could be a NON-Unionized job? Think about it. When it comes to Republicans and Foreign companies making deals in opening up factories in the south, there is a high chance that these jobs will be NON-unionized. Also, all the profits that these foreign factories make will not stay in the US; they will go to the home country where these foreign companies are from. So you all think you are in a winning battle, but in reality you are carrying a basket full of nothing. By the way, to those slow-wits who think Unions are bad, while Mercedes factory in Alabama is not unionized, it’s surely unionized in its home country of Germany. :)


September 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

first of all maybe you don’t know this but the union is not a big deal in the south! we already have enough slackers, we hate the union, just a bunch of overpaid idiots who don’t do their job cause they know they won’t be fired!! so I don’t think anyone around here cares that its not unionized!!


September 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

Way to go Savannah! It is great to see some of the other cities (Augusta, Columbus, Savannah) doing well relative to a few decades ago.


September 25th, 2009
11:45 am

Savannah has great culture and is full of brilliant and talented people.

ZD , Jr

October 5th, 2009
12:05 pm

I’m really sorry to see some negative responses especially the fellow who thinks that all Southerners are stupid. There are alot of nice and smart folks in Savannah.They are certainlly not all on drugs. A union can be a good or bad thing if it protects workers from abuse it is great thing, but when it protects bad work practices/bad workers it is a bad thing.The practices and policies of the United States with forgien companies/ workers has manifested itself in the closing and bailout of the Auto industries and the consumer markets.We all know that it is a sad subject. The demise of a Great Nation is never good.The Savannah Morning News has reported that the Mitsubishi plant will not only create 500 jobs in the auto industry it will be responsible for many vendor companies as well as the construction aspect. The average starting salary for the plant is around 60,000.00 for which those of you who are not from Savannah this is a good living here. I’m sure with Saturn company alot of people from other places will be trying to move down her with us dummies. I hate that it is a forgien company but it is better than no jobs, and an empty 32 million dollar field just sitting. What do you do when the people of this country have allowed the Goverment to let the illegals in and foreign companies in. Hoping and praying for a positive experience.


October 28th, 2009
10:50 pm




November 28th, 2009
7:01 pm

It’s apparent to me that you suffer not only from extreme ignorance but also a nasty tendency towards “sour grapes”. Possibly the reasoning for a foreign manufacturer selecting the Savannah area in particular and Georgia in general is because during the visit by their representatives (and it would be the greatest of follies for a company to not at least visit an area they are considering spending $325 million dollars in) they were impressed not only by the tax breaks and other financial considerations, but by the average people they met. We here in the South today are much more acutely aware of the problems of bigotry and race-hatred than other areas of the country, because we have been hammered for the last five decades by the liberal press and the Federal government for our “misguided outlooks”. And perhaps also, the Mitsubishi reps were impressed by the fact that Southern workers are much more willing to take on a job without the “protection” of a union. We work a lot “cheaper” because we are more willing to WORK for what we get rather than have it handed to us for nothing. That’s not stupidity, it’s PRIDE. Which, by the way, may also have impressed the Japanese representatives of MHI, since it nullified the comments made by the Japanese government a few years ago concerning American workers.
I don’t pretend to understand your motivation for your earlier commenst, but I do recognize someone who presents his opinions as facts and expects everyone else to just blindly accept them as such. I learned how to spot such subterfuge early in my life, as a product of Southern education and Southern upbringing. Maybe you should take the time to perform some investigation before you spout off your drivel again in a public forum. But don’t come down here to do it. In the words of the great Tommy Van Zant, “A Southern man don’t need him around, anyhow”.


February 27th, 2010
11:08 am

ch, WHAT KIND OF IDIOTIC COMMENT IS THAT? Unionized or not, these are jobs that are neede for the area. I hardly have to remind you of the state that our auto manufacturing is in due to our (old style) unions. As far as the money leaving the country………………. how about the American companies that have been over seas for decades, doing the same thing, EXXON, GE, FORD, GM, CHRYSLER, etc,etc,etc………….