Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. commemorated its one millionth unit produced at its Gainesville, Ga., since the company began producing wheeled products in 1994. The milestone comes after the company recently broke ground on a new RTV manufacturing facility in Gainesville.
At the celebration, Kubota executives were joined by the Consul General of Japan, Kazuo Sunaga; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Congressman Doug Collins; Representative Carl Rogers; and Representative Lee Hawkins. Other Gainesville and Hall County officials were on hand as well.
“This historic milestone is further proof that Kubota’s presence in Georgia is one of our state’s greatest business success stories,” said Deal. “Kubota’s continued investment in Georgia is a vote of confidence for our pro-business climate and skilled workforce, and I look forward to their continued impact on our state and U.S. manufacturing.”
In 2012, KMA celebrated its 25th anniversary and in the following year opened a new L-Series manufacturing facility at Kubota Industrial Equipment in Jefferson, Ga. In 2014, KMA exceeded production of 100,000 units annually, nearly doubling the units produced in 2009.
“For more than a quarter century, Kubota has been experiencing tremendous growth in the U.S., creating many new jobs as we expand our product offerings,” said Hironobu Kubota, president of KMA. “When we first began production here, we had less than 100 employees and today we’ve grown to more than 2,300 manufacturing-related jobs in this state.”
KMA’s one millionth commemorative unit, an RTV-X1120D, will be auctioned off at Kubota’s National Dealer Meeting in Atlanta, with proceeds benefitting the Farmer Veterans Coalition.