Kubota Tractor recently broke ground at the site of its new U.S. headquarters in Grapevine, Texas, not far from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The move from Torrance, California, is expected to bring about 300 new jobs to the Texas city and surrounding communities.
Kubota is building a three-story office building comprising about 125,000 square feet, as well as a 68,000-square-foot research and development facility. The company says the move to Grapevine will put its leadership and professional staff closer to major markets and to Kubota’s manufacturing, assembly and distribution facilities in Georgia and Kansas.
By centrally locating more of its operations, a company spokesman said, Kubota will be able to respond more quickly to changes in markets and the industry.
The company says its new headquarters will be an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art building designed to maximize work efficiencies and conserve resources. The building will accommodate more than 400 employees.
Kubota is also expanding its manufacturing operations in Georgia.