TaylorMade Golf Company will invest $13 million to establish a new 120,000 square foot golf ball production facility in Liberty, South Carolina.
The firm will move its current golf ball manufacturing operations to the new plant in January 2014. The new manufacturing and research and development facility will be located in the Pickens County Commerce Park and will serve as TaylorMade’s North American golf ball production headquarters.
“The opportunity to have a permanent home in Pickens County was too good of an opportunity for our company to pass up,” said John Kawaja, executive vice president at TaylorMade Golf. “We are getting a new building in a booming area that will improve our unit production, quality and margin position. Most important, we are committed to keeping jobs in South Carolina.”
“South Carolina is home to a number of world-class, well-known brands, and it’s great to see another one choose to grow in the Palmetto State. We celebrate TaylorMade Golf Company’s decision to invest $13 million in Liberty with its new plant. Announcements like this are another indication that South Carolina is becoming the ‘it’ state for business,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“Today’s announcement is the product of the solid work done by Team South Carolina. The company had a choice between keeping operations in South Carolina or moving to a site in Georgia. State and local officials were able to work with the company to keep TaylorMade here and convince them to grow their investment in the Palmetto State,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.