TaylorMade-adidas Golf will open a new golf ball manufacturing plant in January 2014. The company says the planned 120,000 square foot facility will occupy 25 acres in Liberty, S.C., approximately 28 miles east of its current facility in Westminster, TMaG gained the Westminster facility when it acquired the Maxfli brand in 2003. TMaG sold the Maxfli brand to Dick’s Sporting Good in 2008.
The company said the move is expected to “improve utility consumption, energy efficiency and work flow” while reducing maintenance costs, all of which will support TMaG’s commitment to growing its golf ball business.
TMaG said the current plant turns out approximately 72,000 balls per day (6,000 dozen) and 24,000,000 balls per year (2,000,000 dozen). The new facility, the company said, will allow for better material flow and reduced cost per unit for a significant savings and cost.
TaylorMade expects to break ground on the new plant next month and to be finished by next January. The transition from Westminster to Liberty, TMaG said, will be complete by July 2014.