Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation (KMA) announced the selection of Carroll Daniel Construction of Gainesville as the General Contractor for its latest plans to expand the Kubota footprint in Georgia with the development of approximately 280 acres near their current manufacturing facilities in Gainesville-Hall County. Kubota plans to invest more than $80 million at this site with a project to establish Kubota’s new engineering and design center which will serve all of North America.
Making the announcement for Kubota, Vice President Brian Arnold said, “We have worked with Carroll Daniel Construction on many different projects over the years and so we were excited to see that they not only stood toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in their industry, but that they stood out as the best option for Kubota.” Arnold also thanked Brian Rochester and Eric Chini from the local engineering firm, Rochester and Associates, who have been key members of this project.
The unique project calls for construction of engineering offices, workshops and testing buildings as well as large scale grading and development of several outdoor test courses for turf, utility vehicles, tractors and other construction and agricultural related equipment. “Being selected as the general contractor for a project of this type and scope with Kubota, reflects the dedication and talent of the Carroll Daniel team and our local partners, like Simpson Trucking and Grading. I am proud of this partnership and to be a part of the economic impact Kubota’s new facility will bring to the area,” says Brian Daniel, President and CEO of Carroll Daniel Construction.
“The Gainesville – Hall County community has embraced and supported Kubota’s presence here for more than 32 years so it is fitting that local companies like Carroll Daniel Construction and Simpson Grading have earned the opportunity to share directly in or economic success with a huge project like this,” said Kubota Vice President Phil Sutton. Kubota currently employs nearly 3,000 people in the state of Georgia including manufacturing, sales, distribution and engineering.