Kubota Corp. last week announced it is expanding its Kubota Manufacturing of America plant in Gainesville, Ga., and officially opened an additional production line, with a state-of-the-art, high-tech painting system utilized in the production of Kubota’s RTV utility vehicles.
“Today’s reopening of our new Building One production line is the culmination of planned growth for Kubota manufacturing space here in Georgia, representing a $20 million investment in future production capabilities for KMA,” said Tim Yoshii, president, KMA.
Executives from Kubota Corp., Osaka, Japan, and its affiliates in North America — Kubota Tractor Corp., Kubota Industrial Equipment, Kubota Engine of America, Kubota Canada and Kubota Credit Corp. — gathered to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the plant.
“The success of KMA, and the excitement over the addition to our current production capacity, is a direct result of the increasing interest in Kubota products and our dedicated employees. We look forward to continuing to grow in our newly expanded KMA facility,” said Brian Arnold, director of manufacturing, KMA.
KMA recently re-engineered the 212,000-square-foot KMA plant, after moving part of the production facility work to newly opened affiliate Kubota Industrial Equipment in nearby Jackson County, Ga., during a planned increase in total manufacturing capabilities in North America for Kubota. This reopening marks the completion of installation of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment that will be dedicated to the production of RTV utility vehicles, offered in both traditional Kubota orange for worksite, general use and turf utility work, plus camouflage recreational models.
Kubota Tractor Corp. is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 103 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact- and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.