Taurus USA have opened their new facility in Bainbridge Georgia. The opening ceremony for the new $22.5 million plant took place on 5 December. The new facility has the capacity to produce between 6,000 and 8,000 guns per week.
The plant will create 300 new jobs locally with plans to expand production over the next 5 years. As well as the manufacturing facilities, Taurus are also moving their headquarters up from their previous Florida base. Construction at the facility began back in the summer of 2018 and was recently completed with production beginning last month.
Taurus also shared some photos from the opening event which was attended by
Here’s Taurus’ announcement in full:
Miami, FL – Taurus®, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sporting applications, is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new U.S. manufacturing facility and center of operations located in Bainbridge, Georgia. The event will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the new corporate headquarters.
The move to Bainbridge, Georgia, follows an initial investment of over $22.5 million in infrastructure and the creation of over 300 new jobs in Decatur County. The 5-year plan foresees continued expansion in U.S. engineering and production for the Taurus®, Rossi®, and Heritage™ Manufacturing product lines, and significant capital and resource investment in the Bainbridge area.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:30 a.m. with introductions by Bainbridge Decatur County Development Authority Chairman Keith Lyle, recognizing state and local officials, special guests, and dignitaries. Following prayer, Taurus Holdings CEO David Blenker will welcome and address ceremony attendees, concluding with introductions by Georgia Senator Dean Burke and a presentation by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. A ribbon cutting ceremony will conclude the event.
“All of us at Taurus have been anticipating this moment for some time,” said David Blenker, Taurus Holdings CEO. “It is the culmination of much hard work, intensive planning, and considerable investment in time and resources by many people—not only from Taurus, but also from the good people in the Bainbridge, Georgia, area. We are looking forward to this transition and the exciting opportunities this move will offer Taurus and its employees as we settle in with our new friends, neighbors, and co-workers.”
For more information about Taurus, go to taurususa.com.