• Kubota Breaks Ground on New Gainesville Manufacturing Facility, Increases Job Growth Estimates Over Previous Plans

    Press Release –

    North American Growth Continues to Drive Need for Increased Manufacturing Capacity for Ag Tractor and Construction Equipment Attachments to Support Kubota Dealers

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (August 17, 2023) – Kubota North America (KNA), the parent company for Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC), Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA), and Kubota Industrial Equipment (KIE), broke ground today and announced an expanded plan for its new KIE manufacturing facility within the ever-growing KMA campus in Gainesville Hall County, increasing its overall investment to $190 million and a planned 550 net increase in jobs, tripling the total number of previously estimated jobs. The project is set for full operation in the first quarter of 2025, adding capacity for Kubota loader implement production in response to aggressive North American market growth trends.

    “Today’s news marks a significant milestone for our supply chain, and also an increased commitment to investing in Georgia and job creation over our previous plans for this new facility,” said Mr. Shingo Hanada, President and CEO for Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota North America. “We’re ready to put our plans into action now that our partners have been selected and get this important work underway. We have long said that Gainesville is the hub for our North American operations, and this is another step closer to growing our network and solidifying our commitment to the State of Georgia – and to our current and future employee base.”

    Once final, the new facility will allow Kubota to expand capacity in Gainesville while also freeing up production space in the existing KIE-owned Jackson County facility that can shift focus to production of other attachments and implements for tractors and construction equipment.

    “When companies like Kubota make significant investments in their infrastructure, they are investing in the future success of our state and our skilled Georgia-based workforce,” said Pat Wilson, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Kubota products proudly carry the Georgia-Made moniker and each one carries with it a shining example of Kubota as a Georgia success that we are proud to partner with.”

    Since establishing its first facility in Georgia in 1988, Kubota has grown to employ more than 3,000 team members across manufacturing, distribution, and engineering operations at the Gainesville and Jefferson, Georgia, facilities. With today’s announcement, the company plans to employ 3,550 by 2025.

    “We are excited to double our production capacity with this expansion,” said Brian Arnold, President, Kubota Manufacturing of America. “Investments like this enable us to deploy innovative technologies that will not only increase capacity but also improve our quality and efficiency to better our response to supply chain demands and get more product to market for our sister companies, Kubota dealers and customers.”

    Kubota also houses its Southeast Division office in Suwanee, Ga, with additional divisional offices located in Edgerton, Kansas; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Lodi, Calif, all of which are well-positioned to continue providing regional support for all Kubota dealers.

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