Sewon America to expand LaGrange facility

Sewon America, Inc., the largest supplier for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG)’s plant, will add 150 jobs and invest an additional $10 million in its existing LaGrange plant.

“We congratulate Sewon on its continued growth and are honored that the company has thrived in Georgia’s pro-business environment,” Gov. Nathan Deal said. “Working toward becoming the No. 1 place to do business, we have taken aggressive steps to prepare a trained workforce that global companies such as Sewon require.” 

Sewon America, Inc., provides metal-stamping for a variety of automotive parts used by KMMG. The facility was established in 2008 with an initial employment of 470 workers and investment of $170 million into robots, jigs, stamping presses and other machinery and equipment essential to its production. Sewon grew to 700 workers by the end of 2010 in response to a rapid increase in business and the latest expansion will bring its total employment to 850 and investment to $180 million. The company will continue to use the services of Georgia Quick Start for its workforce training, in partnership with West Georgia Technical College.

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