Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC), Grapevine, Texas, held a grand opening Dec. 12 of its 45-acre western distribution center in Elk Grove, Calif. The new facility replaces Kubota’s former facility in Lodi, Calif., to better meet the increasing need for more Kubota equipment for the company’s western division dealers and customers. Kubota has invested more than $70 million to bring the new facility online and has expanded to more than 100 employees over the past year, with plans to continue growth in the coming years.
The 631,465-sq.-ft. facility will house offices, training classrooms and a distribution network for farming, construction and turf equipment, as well as repair parts destined for Kubota dealers and customers throughout the west.
“We began more than 50 years ago as a tractor company for small farmers, and today, Kubota’s equipment can be found in every rural landscape, suburban neighborhood, and urban cityscape in America,” said Shingo Hanada, president, Kubota Tractor and Kubota North America Corporations, during the grand opening ceremonies.