Hyundai Dymos is opening a manufacturing plant in West Point to supply Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and the new facility will create 350 manufacturing jobs and is a $35 million investment, according to the Governor Nathan Deal.
"Hyundai Dymos is joining a booming automotive industry in Georgia," says Deal. "Kia's presence here has been a magnet for automotive suppliers, and our ready-to-work, highly trained workforce ensures that Georgia stays in the running for major automotive projects."
The plant will be located in West Point near KMMG and is scheduled to be completed by July. The company will begin hiring in January and will begin normal production in November 2014.
"The City of West Point is pleased to welcome Hyundai Dymos to our community," says Drew Ferguson, Mayor of West Point. "Its commitment to create 350 jobs and initially invest $35 million will have a positive impact in West Point and the west Georgia region. "We are grateful for the partnership with, and support of, the State of Georgia and Troup County, which has made this project possible. We look forward to having Hyundai Dymos as part of our success story."
KMMG is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corp., based in Seoul. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point and began mass production in 2009. KMMG's presence in West Point is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 jobs in the region, including approximately 7,000 jobs created by Georgia-based suppliers.
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