Osaka, Japan-based Kubota Corp. will build a $73 million manufacturing facility at its existing Georgia operations in Jefferson, Ga.

The move will create 200 new jobs by 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office said.

The new 500,000-square-foot Kubota manufacturing plant will be on the same 88-acre site as the existing Kubota Industrial Equipment (KIE) corporation facility in Jefferson. The plant will feature a production capacity of 22,000 compact tractors per year.

Construction of the facility will begin in early 2012 with full production of tractors scheduled for January 2013.

Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. makes lawn tractors, zero-turn mowers, sub-compact tractors, loaders, backhoes and other implements.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle