Sewon America, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia’s largest supplier, plans to add 150 jobs and invest another $10 million in its existing facility in LaGrange, it was announced Thursday.
The company provides metal-stamping for a variety of automotive parts at the plant.
Georgia Department of Economic Development commissioner Chris Cummiskey said, “As KMMG continues to grow and expand in Georgia, so will its suppliers. This is a great example of the long-term economic benefit a company’s location brings to a region.”
The current facility was established in 2008 and initially employed 470. About $170 million was initially invested in machinery and equipment. Sewon’s workforce expanded to 700 by the end of 2010, and that will grow to 850.
Expansion work at Sewon will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012.
“Sewon America is an outstanding company and an excellent corporate and community partner in LaGrange and Troup County,” said Development Authority Executive Director Bobby Carmichael. “We are pleased that they continue to be successful and choose to grow in our area.”
Sewon America, a producer of stamped chassis, body components and decorative trim pieces, is an affiliated company of Sewon Group, headquartered in Daegu, Republic of Korea. Sewon America is the company’s only U.S plant.