At a factory 10 minutes from the famed Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, brightly colored golf carts are being assembled, inspected and prepped for shipment.
These E-Z-GO carts come in vivid reds, blues, greens, the classic whites and a subtle gold color, all part of the expanding product line of Textron Specialized Vehicles. It is an expansion made possible in part, by the firm's decision cut its maintenance staff, and hire Advanced Technology Services to handle that work instead.
"Over the last five years we've launched 40 new vehicles to market and expanded our engineering workforce by 138 percent," said Kerri Thompson, Textron Specialized's petite plant manager. "So by allowing ATS to focus on the maintenance of our equipment, we can focus on growing our brands and our business."