Kubota Plans $140M Expansion at Research, Development Center in Gainesville, Georgia

by Katie Sloan

GAINESVILLE, GA. — Farming and construction machinery producer Kubota North America Corp. has unveiled plans for a $140 million expansion of its 280-acre research and development (R&D) center in Gainesville, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. 

The center opened in April of this year and currently includes engineering offices, workshops and testing labs, alongside outdoor tracks for testing turf, utility vehicles, tractors and construction equipment.

Construction of the expansion is scheduled to begin later this year and will include the development of a building dedicated to broadening production and loader capacity to meet growing market demands, while freeing up space at the company’s existing facility in nearby Jackson County. 

“Through further investments like these, our supply chain continues to evolve to better meet the needs of our sister-company partners and Kubota dealers,” says Brian Arnold, president of Kubota Manufacturing of America. “With this expansion our production capacity will almost double and, at the same time, we will improve our quality and efficiency through innovations in welding and painting technologies.”

The project is slated for completion in 2024, bringing with it more than 500 new manufacturing jobs at the facility. Kubota North America employs more than 3,000 team members across its manufacturing, distribution and engineering operations in Gainesville and Jefferson, Ga. 

Kubota’s Georgia footprint also includes its Southeast division office, located in Suwanee, Ga. Additional divisional offices are located in Edgerton, Kan.; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Lodi, Calif.; and KCL headquarters in Pickering, Ontario.

Kubota North America Corp. is the parent company of Grapevine, Texas-based Kubota Tractor Corp. and Gainesville-based Kubota Manufacturing of America.

Katie Sloan

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