Textron plans big Georgia manufacturing expansion

The company behind the E-Z-GO golf cart brand plans to expand its manufacturing capacity and add up to 400 jobs with a new plant in Augusta in eastern Georgia.

The new $40 million facility will be built on a 238-acre site near the Textron Specialized Vehicles’ existing Augusta plant, the company and Gov. Nathan Deal said in a Thursday news release.

Textron said it has currently has more than 1,000 employees in Georgia. In addition to its E-Z-Go brand, it makes utility vehicles under the Cushman, Bad Boy, TUG and Douglas brands.

“Textron Specialized Vehicles’ decision to expand its Augusta facility is continued proof of Georgia’s great infrastructure for manufacturing,” Augusta Economic Development Authority Executive Director Walter Sprouse said in the release.

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