Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation (KMA), located in Industrial Park North in Gainesville, will expand its workforce and enter into an on-site training program with the Georgia Quick Start program and Lanier Technical College.
Kubota began operations in Gainesville in 1988 and currently employs approximately 700 full-time employees. KMA manufacturers compact tractors and tractor implements as well as turf care products. Due to an increase in the demand for these products, KMA will add over 100 full-time positions in welding, crating and assembly.
Quick Start is Georgia’s economic incentive program designed to provide employee training, at no cost, for qualified companies moving into the state or companies expanding their workforce. Since its inception in 1967, the program has trained more than 400,000 employees for over 4,000 different companies.
For Kubota’s local expansion, Quick Start will be designing and developing training materials as well as providing instructors for classes. A mobile Welding Lab will be located adjacent to the plant, and Quick Start will customize, develop and deliver welder curriculum specifically for Kubota Manufacturing.
“It is exciting to be working with Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation again, especially during these economic times when several companies are experiencing downturns in business,” said Dr. Mike Moye, President of Lanier Technical College. “We are grateful to Georgia Quick Start for their immediate response in addressing and preparing a customized training program for Kubota.”
Kubota Manufacturing of America, 2715 Ramsey Road in Gainesville.
Related Information http://www.kubota.com