January 17, 2017 10:30 AM
A few years ago Georgia officials thought they were closing in on a second Kia manufacturing plant for Georgia. Ultimately, the company decided they needed a manufacturing presence in Mexico over a third US plant.
With political winds changing and US demand increasing, the folks at Hyundai and Kia are again looking at additional US manufacturing capacity.
Hyundai and corporate partner Kia announced on Tuesday a new plan that will see the automotive companies invest $3.1 billion in the United States over the next five years.
Although exact details of Hyundai-Kia’s investment strategy are unknown at this time, the Korean automaker says the money could be used to build a new car factory in the U.S. or expand one of its existing facilities. Also on the table is a plan to build the company’s new line of luxury Genesis models in the U.S., along with a new SUV.
The folks in and around West Point Georgia may be getting some new available jobs soon.