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TaylorMade opening Upstate golf ball plant

PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WYFF) -

TaylorMade Golf company is establishing a new golf ball production facility in Pickens County.

The new facility will be 120,000 square feet and will serve as TaylorMade's North American golf ball production headquarters.

The company will invest $13 million in creating the new state-of-the-art facility.

"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 out unit production, quality and margin position. Most important, we are committed to keeping jobs in South Carolina.

Construction is set to begin in Liberty next month.

The expansion will create 125 additional full time jobs, according to company officials.

The new headquarters will be established at the Pickens County Commerce Park.

"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 of business," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

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