NEWS BRIEF: Hyundai to open vast factory in Georgia, reports say
Hyundai to set up shop in Georgia…again
Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group is expected to formally announce the construction of a large factory near Savannah, according to industry sources. The company already runs a Georgia plant In West Point for its Kia brand and an additional location in Montgomery, Alabama.
Details of the plan are still being worked out, and the official announcement is likely to occur during President Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea next week. According to Manufacturing.net, the factory will be built on a 2,200-acre state-owned site near Ellabell, 25 miles inland from Savannah; it will roll out both electric and gasoline-powered vehicles and could need up to 8,500 employees. manufacturing.net