Korean manufacturer Sewon America Inc., the largest parts supplier for the Kia Motors plant in West Point, plans to invest $10 million in its west Georgia facility, creating 150 additional jobs.
An expansion of the company’s metal-stamping plant will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion by the end of the 2012, the Korean-based company, Gov. Nathan Deal‘s office announced Aug. 16.
Established in 2008 with an initial investment of $170 million, Sewon’s plant grew to 700 workers by the end of 2010. Sewon’s announcement follows similar investment plans released recently by other Kia suppliers, including AFS America LLC.
“As [Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia] continues to grow and expand in Georgia, so will its suppliers,” Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said in a statement. “This is a great example of the long-term economic benefit a company’s location brings to a region.”