4 things to know about Kubota’s new headquarters in Grapevine

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On April 7, Grapevine city officials, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the CEO of Kubota Tractor Corp. gathered for a ribbon cutting of Kubota’s North American Headquarters in Grapevine. The company’s move to Texas from Torrance, California is the most significant change it has undertaken in its 45-year history in the U.S., Kubota representatives said.

Here are 4 things to know about the headquarters:

1. Kubota was the first company to build on the city’s 185-acre tract

In May 2015, the city of Grapevine completed a deal with Kubota to relocate its headquarters from California to Grapevine, making it the first to build on the city’s last large-scale tract of land. The 185-acre tract was obtained from former Texas Rangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro in 2013. Since Kubota’s announcement, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, TST Impreso, a multifamily development and a water park resort have all committed to the tract.

2.  The headquarters contains a three-story office building

Kubota invested more than $50 million on the office building, which totals 193,00 square feet and includes an onsite research and development facility. The headquarters features 35 conference rooms, a cafeteria and kitchen, coffee stations, a fitness room and a wellness room.

3. The building features a “net zero” system

A net zero system for water use means the building’s design collects all rainwater and uses it for irrigation as well as supplemental fortification of the river between the research and development building and office buildings.

4. The headquarters houses Kubota Tractor Corp. and Kubota Credit Corp.

Employees from California began relocating to Grapevine in mid-December, along with employees from Kubota Credit Corp and Kubota’s Central Division in Fort Worth. Currently, 275 employees are working in Grapevine as a culmination of new hires and relocated employees. The building is large enough to accommodate nearly 600 employees with room to expand.

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Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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