Taurus USA announced last week that it is opening up a new facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, bringing along with it 300 new jobs!
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal celebrated the move.
“Georgia’s strong manufacturing sector and business-friendly climate continue to attract industry-leading manufacturers like Taurus USA to our state,” said Deal in a press release.
“With this investment, Taurus USA is highlighting some of the economic development assets available in the Bainbridge area, while also creating meaningful employment opportunities for the community,” added the governor. “We welcome Taurus USA to Georgia, and we look forward to seeing how our highly skilled workforce will help the company grow and maintain its competitive edge.”
The cost of the new 200,000-square-foot plant is estimated to be $22.5 million. Approximately 180,000 square feet will be dedicated to manufacturing and around 20,000 square feet will be allocated for administrative purposes.
Taurus will look to hire skilled laborers, admin support personnel, customer service reps and management teams in the coming weeks and months. Construction is scheduled to start this fall.
“The decision to move to Bainbridge, Georgia, is part of a long-term growth strategy,” said David Blenker, president and CEO of Taurus USA.
“The ability to expand operations is critical for our U.S. business,” he continued. “This new facility will meet our demanding needs to increase production with the skilled workforce Georgia has to offer. We look forward to breaking ground in September 2018 to start the project.”
About Taurus USA
Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus USA”) and its subsidiaries continue to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help to deliver reliable and affordable firearms to the market. Taurus USA is based in Miami and is owned by Forjas Taurus, S.A., a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Forjas Taurus manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products for worldwide distribution. For more information, visit www.taurususa.com.