The Japanese power tool manufacturer Makita purchased 80 acres in southern Hall County recently. The new acquisition will be just up the road from their plant in Buford that has been there for decades.

In a news release dated Feb. 8, 2021, from the American arm of the company, Makita USA Inc., which is based in California, mentioned the acquisition of the land in Hall County. However, the news release failed to provide details as to the intended purpose of the land. The release stated that the site “is the target for planned future development to address continuing growth in the United States.”

The exact location of the new purchase for Makita was not mentioned in the news release nor does it show up in Hall County Property Records searches as of the date of this article. The news release also made no mention of the fate of the current Buford manufacturing plant, which is one of 10 such plants worldwide for Makita.

— Staff Reports 

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