Taurus USA Opens Georgia Manufacturing Facility

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posted on December 5, 2019
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Taurus USA is holding a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 5, 2019, for its new U.S. manufacturing facility and center of operations located in Bainbridge, GA. The firearm manufacturer’s move to Georgia follows an initial investment of more than $22.5 million in infrastructure and the creation of over 300 new jobs in Decatur County. The five-year plan foresees continued expansion in U.S. engineering and production for the Taurus, Rossi and Heritage product lines, and significant capital and resource investment in the Bainbridge area.

“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.”

Taurus officially announced it was moving in early 2018, and ground was broken for the more than 200,000-square-foot plant in August of that year. Despite a subsequent delay in construction enforced by Hurricane Michael’s category 5 devastation, work was ahead of schedule by October 2019. That’s when the company began moving equipment from its Miami Lakes, FL, headquarters, where it had operated since 1982.

The opening ceremonies 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 attendees, concluding with introductions by Georgia Sen. Dean Burke and a presentation by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. A ribbon-cutting ceremony concludes the event.

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