The sleepy farming community Bainbridge, Georgia, about 40 miles north of Tallahassee, will soon be the new home of Taurus USA. Long located in an industrial district of South Florida’s Miami Gardens area, Taurus has decided to move to greener pastures due to the need for expansion space and the ever-increasing cost of doing business in the Sunshine State.
Back in April, Taurus and Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal struck a deal for Taurus to invest $22.5 million in infrastructure and operations to establish a firearms manufacturing plant and new headquarters, creating 300 jobs in the South Georgia area.
While construction had already begun the official groundbreaking ceremony took place yesterday.
Taurus’s Jorio Dauster told WTXL News;
“It took about two years and a half to start from zero. So, today, we see people working,” said Jorio Dauster, the board chairman. “Taurus It’s a real groundbreaking, not only words. We hope that by, perhaps next year, September, October, to have the plant ready.”
Economically speaking, this is a boon for the South Georgia and North Florida areas. In addition to providing 300 new jobs, there’s also is a benefit to the local construction industry over the next year.
When the new plant is finished, there will be more than 200,000 square feet of space for manufacturing and shipping. But more importantly as Gov. Deal said;
“This will allow you stay in a part of the state of Georgia where you grew up, where you probably have family connections, and it will allow you to find a good job. That is always important for a rural state, like much of our state truly is.”