Takeuchi hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its new 37,000-square-foot Training Center in Georgia on Thursday, March 25. Located next door to the company’s headquarters, the Takeuchi Training Center will now be the site of sales and technical instruction for the company’s salespeople, dealer principals, dealer technicians, and corporate dealer trainers. The facility’s larger classrooms and additional staff will give Takeuchi the ability to increase class capacity and add more service training classes over the coming months.
After purchasing nearly 10 acres in 2020, Takeuchi expanded its U.S. campus to approximately 44 acres. Now with the addition of the new Training Center, the campus includes two buildings that together provide 500,000 square feet of space.
Courses that will be offered at the Takeuchi Training Center include instructor-led, intermediate-level technical training for both compact track loaders and compact excavators with simultaneous classes starting in May 2021. These classes will cover general machine layout, electrical and hydraulic component location and function, general engine controls, and exhaust after-treatment systems on all products. Takeuchi will also offer quarterly sales training for dealers as well as advanced technical training. Beginner-level courses will be offered online via Takeuchi’s Learning Management System.
“We’re very thankful for the support and leadership we’ve received from our shareholders and from Mr. Takeuchi and his family,” said U.S. Takeuchi president Jeff Stewart. “This is the second building we’ve erected here in the past two years, and altogether, this property represents $9 million in investment and growth in Jackson County. Takeuchi is pleased to contribute to Jackson County’s infrastructure, and we’re excited to be able to provide even more comprehensive training to our dealers and others who support our equipment here in the U.S. and worldwide.”
Tom Crow, chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, also addressed the group. “We appreciate Takeuchi choosing Jackson County as the site of its U.S. headquarters,” Crow said. “Local contractors and other equipment owners and operators worldwide have come to truly value Takeuchi’s top-quality machines. We couldn’t be more pleased to have Takeuchi as one of our leading corporate citizens.”