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Mazda USA opens new engine rebuilding facility in US
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 3:24pm

Mazda has opened its new technical center in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The company is making a $1.6 million investment in equipment and upgrades at the center, where it rebuilds rotary engines for the RX-8.

"This is the only operation of its type in North America," said Robert Davis, the company's senior vice president for quality, research and development. The company has hired 20 people to work at the center, which also houses a technical call center and will have training programs for the company's dealers.

The 133,000-square-foot facility has room for expansion, but Davis said said expansion will depend on market conditions.

"Our remanufacturing here is primarily for rotary engines," he said. "We're looking to expand in the future, maybe to transmissions and even other automotive parts."

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I wonder if this will have an
May 12, 2008 - 8:49pm
I wonder if this will have any effect on the price of engines, parts, etc?
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For sure this will have influ
February 16, 2009 - 9:15am
For sure this will have influences on the price of engines because once this facility is starting to function there will be some important changes on the US market. If you ask me, it was about time for this to happen.
Gordman, Rebuilt marine engines
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