Kubota Manufacturing of America Celebrates Grand Opening of New Utility Vehicle Plant
Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation (KMA) celebrated the grand opening of its new 502,000 s.f. manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Georgia on Monday, April 10. Designed and built by nationally-ranked contractor Gray Construction, the facility manufactures the company’s RTV series utility vehicles.
Producing 50,000 units per year, the plant’s expansion is expected to increase production capacity by 60 percent over the next five years. The new building is located on 43 acres at the Gateway Industrial Centre, just three miles from KMA’s existing facilities. With KMA’s RTV manufacturing operations now taking place at the new facility, the company’s existing turf and lawn equipment plant may be expanded upon in the future.
“We are honored to work with Kubota—a company that not only shares Gray’s commitment to safety and quality—but also supports U.S. manufacturing and its power to create lasting impacts on our economy,” said Brian Jones, chief operating officer of Gray. “We are happy to celebrate with Kubota today, and we look forward to keeping up with their continued growth in the future.”
The expansion is slated to have a profound impact on state and local economies, adding an expected 580 jobs over five years. KMA already employs more than 1,400 people in Georgia, making it a major driver of the states’ growing manufacturing workforce.
About Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation
Established in 1988, Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation (KMA) is headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, a thriving industrial and agricultural community located on Lake Sidney Lanier and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. KMA typically employs over 1,000 local area residents.
When KMA began operations in 1988 the first products manufactured were tractor implements such as backhoes and front loaders. In 1994, KMA entered the “green market” with the addition of the T-Series line of lawn tractors. From 1994, KMA continued to grow by adding to the manufacturing product line up with additional turf models such as the TG, G, ZD, ZG, GR. KMA’s growth was exponential with the introduction of the BX Series sub-compact tractor in 2000. In 2004 KMA entered the utility vehicle market with the introduction of the RTV-900 Rough Terrain Vehicle.
About Gray Construction
Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Alabama; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan for Clemens Food Group; a foundry and mechanical machining facility for German-based Fritz Winter North America LP in Franklin, Kentucky; a manufacturing facility for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio; a high quality porcelain tile manufacturing facility for Landmark Ceramics in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee; and a manufacturing facility for Weber Metals in Paramount, California.
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