Love em or hate em Taurus is bringing 300 jobs to the peach state!
Gun maker Taurus USA announced Thursday an agreement with the state of Georgia to open a manufacturing facility in the Peach State. The $22.5 million investment will create 300 jobs in Bainbridge, a town located near the Florida border and about 40 miles from Tallahassee.
State officials celebrated the agreement and state Gov. Nathan Deal praised the “business-friendly climate” they created for attracting the company.
“With this investment, Taurus USA is highlighting some of the economic development assets available in the Bainbridge area, while also creating meaningful employment opportunities for the community,” Deal said. “We welcome Taurus USA to Georgia, and we look forward to seeing how our highly skilled workforce will help the company grow and maintain its competitive edge.”
Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, called the move “not only a win for the community, but for the region.” He added that in addition to the “thriving pro-business environment,” that Taurus will benefit from the “unmatched logistics network.”
According to federal data, Taurus, which also owns brands Rossi and Heritage, is one of the largest handgun makers in the country and manufactured approximately 130,000 firearms in 2016. The company will join other industry heavyweights in Georgia like Glock Inc in Smyrna and Daniel Defense in Black Creek.
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