Mizuno USA Inc. Breaks Ground on New Research & Development Center at The Standard Club in Johns Creek


Johns Creek, GA (October 19, 2023) – The City of Johns Creek and the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce jointly announced Mizuno USA Inc., a global leader in golf equipment, has officially broken ground on a new research and development testing center and tour-fit studio called The Foundry. The multimillion-dollar facility will be located at The Standard Club in the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.

“We are so excited that The Foundry is breaking ground at The Standard Club,” said Betsy Liermann, the Chair of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. “This project is poised to become a wonderful addition to our business community.”

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Mizuno USA Inc. is renowned for its expertise in performance golf equipment and its presence on professional golf tours. The new two-story, 3,600 square-foot Mizuno Golf Fitting and Training Facility will offer an unparalleled custom build service based on the procedures refined at the company’s renowned artisans’ factory in Yoro, Japan.

“We are pleased that Mizuno’s clients will be able to travel to Johns Creek to experience The Foundry,” stated Ana Cleary, Chair of the Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This project will have a significant impact on our region’s hospitality sector.”

The Foundry experience at the Standard Club will be backed by the Mizuno Swing DNA fitting system. This proprietary technology matches a player’s unique swing DNA to a map of more than 50 iron shafts to arrive at a personalized fit and feel best suited to an individual player’s needs.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Standard Club and Johns Creek in this venture,” said Kojiro Sampei, Chief Financial/Admin Officer, Mizuno USA Inc. “The Foundry will play a pivotal role in advancing Mizuno’s research and development efforts while offering golf enthusiasts a unique custom fitting experience that only Mizuno can provide.”

“We enthusiastically welcome Mizuno to Johns Creek,” said John Bradberry, Mayor of Johns Creek. “As a city that is centered on health, wellness, and innovation and also home to some of

the best golf in the country, Mizuno’s expertise in golf research and development will be a great fit for our community.”

Fernanda Kirchner represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this project in partnership with Randall Toussaint and Ben Song of the City of Johns Creek. Brooke Perez represented Georgia Power’s Community & Economic Development office.

About Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce:

The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce is the premier resource to help Johns Creek businesses connect, grow, and thrive. We partner with businesses, government, and community organizations to promote common interests and vision. We foster leadership development and provide a comprehensive business solutions center. We help to facilitate business-to-business connections. We ensure economic viability by service, promoting, and growing our membership.

About Mizuno USA Inc.

Founded in 1906 by brothers Rihachi and Rizo Mizuno in Osaka, Japan, Mizuno is a world-renowned sporting equipment manufacturer known for its cutting-edge technology-based performance gear. With over a century of experience, Mizuno has been at the forefront of developing and marketing top-notch products for a wide range of sports, including running, baseball, golf, and more.

Our philosophy at Mizuno is “Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports.” We believe in the power of sports to inspire and unite people worldwide, fostering camaraderie, determination, and excellence. Upholding fair play, respect, and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of excellence, sportsmanship has been the cornerstone of Mizuno since its inception. We continuously strive for innovation, exploring new technologies, materials, and designs to deliver gear that enhances athletes’ abilities and experiences.

Mizuno USA, Inc., a proud subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, is headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, and manufactures top-quality golf, baseball, softball, running, volleyball, swimming, and tennis equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Join the Mizuno community, where sports enthusiasts, athletes, and aspiring champions come together to share a passion for sportsmanship and excellence. Together, we celebrate the thrill of competition and the joy of achieving greatness.”

Mizuno golf equipment is trusted and played by professionals across the world’s tours – many not contracted to do so. While Mizuno’s tour history is decorated with major winners and world #1s – many of whom played Mizuno on their ascent through the ranks.

Revered amongst elite golfers for their precision and control, our Grain Flow Forged irons are manufactured in Hiroshima, Japan, and custom-built to each golfer’s exact specifications, backed up with an industry-leading custom-fit Swing DNA system. Giving rise to the phrase ‘Nothing feels like a Mizuno.’ To learn more about Mizuno Golf, visit – MizunoGolf.com.

About the Standard Club

Troon Privé, a member-owned private country club located in Johns Creek, Georgia, offers an array of amenities to suit every member of the community.

For Media Inquiries

Bob Mullen

City of Johns Creek

Phone: 678-512-3200 Email: bob.mullen@johnscreekga.gov

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