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      Hyundai to open new plant in West Point

      Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that Hyundai Dymos is opening a manufacturing plant in West Point to supply Kia Motors Manufacturing, bringing 350 manufacturing jobs and a $35 million investment into the state according to a release from Deal's office. / File


      Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that Hyundai Dymos is opening a manufacturing plant in West Point to supply Kia Motors Manufacturing, bringing 350 manufacturing jobs and a $35 million investment into the state according to a release from Deal's office.

      "Hyundai Dymos is joining a booming automotive industry in Georgia," said Deal. "Kia's presence here has been a magnet for automotive suppliers, and our ready-to-work, highly trained workforce ensures that Georgia stays in the running for major automotive projects."

      The plant will be located in West Point near Kia's plant with completion scheduled to be and is scheduled to be completed by July.

      The company will begin hiring in January and will begin normal production in November 2014.

      "The City of West Point is pleased to welcome Hyundai Dymos to our community," said Drew Ferguson, Mayor of West Point. "Its commitment to create 350 jobs and initially invest $35 million will have a positive impact in West Point and the west Georgia region. "We are grateful for the partnership with, and support of, the State of Georgia and Troup County, which has made this project possible. We look forward to having Hyundai Dymos as part of our success story."

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