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Hyundai Dymos to create 350 jobs in West Point

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WEST POINT, GA (WRCB) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Hyundai Dymos will open a $35M manufacturing plant in West Point that will create 350 jobs.

The manufacturing plant in West Point will supply Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) and is scheduled to be completed by July. The company will begin hiring in January will begin production in 2014.

"Hyundai Dymos was founded in 1994 is joining a booming automotive industry in Georgia," said 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 West Point plant will manufacture seats for the new Kia Sorento. Hyundai Dymos will use Georgia Quick Start, the No. 1 workforce training program in the United States, to train its employees for its manufacturing needs.

Hyundai Dymos was founded in 1994 in South Korea, they manufacture manual transmissions, axles and seats for automobiles.

"The objective of this project is to further improve the competitiveness of KMMG by providing a steady and reliable supply of auto parts for KMMG's continually increasing production," said Jun Mo Yoon, Representative Director of Hyundai Dymos. "We chose West Point because of the proximity to our customer base, but also because of the extraordinary support and interest by the local communities. The City of West Point and Troup County worked very closely with us to resolve any start-up issues. They truly are committed to building a business-friendly environment, and we feel that we have become good partners."

 KMMG is responsible for the more than 14,000 jobs in the West Point area including approximately 7,000 jobs created by Georgia-based suppliers.

"The City of West Point is pleased to welcome Hyundai Dymos to our community," said 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."

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