After 11 years doing business in Macon Bibb Nichiha USA . announced the expansion of its plant in 2018 and add more than 70 jobs to the current 161. The Japan-based company invested $120 million in the expansion, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office. The 74 new jobs will include positions in management and operations, the release said.“Nichiha is a valued member of Georgia’s business community and an asset to our manufacturing industry,” Deal said in the release. “By expanding operations in Macon-Bibb County, the company will utilize our strategic manufacturing resources and continue to hire from our deep talent pool to build upon its success in the Southeastern market and beyond.