When Kia Motors opened their first North American plant in West Point, GA in 2009, we knew it meant good things for the economy in the years to come – and boy, were we right. Another massive industrial facility is being built in West Point to supply the KMMG factory with seats for the new Kia Sorento.
Hyundai Dymos, which makes transmissions, axles, and seats, is set to break ground on their new $35 million facility by the end of 2013 and hope to open by July 2014. Company sources say the plant will begin hiring in January and hope to begin production in the new facility by next November. The new plant will be located adjacent to the 2,200 acres site on which the KMMG plant currently sits.
Kia and Hyundai aren’t the only automotive makers interested in Atlanta real estate. Porsche broke ground on a new factory last year and several other automotive companies are eyeing industrial sites south of the city.Share