Jinsung T.E.C, Inc., a Korea-based manufacturer, will invest $10 million during the next five year to locate a production plant in Hall County, Georgia, creating 30 jobs.
The new location in Georgia will establish the company’s manufacturing facility in the Southeast United States and will supply idlers to the Caterpillar facility near Athens. Hiring for the new facility will begin in July 2014. Production at the facility will focus on the under carriage parts of automotive equipment – primarily rollers, idlers and sprockets.
“We are very excited to make this announcement today,” said Yoojeung Ha, Project Manager, Jinsung T.E.C. “We’ve been running a small warehouse operation in Georgia for 6 years. Now, we are ready to expand our capability to become a full manufacturing facility. The Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce have been a great help to make this transition possible and seem so effortless. We’ve made the right decision to call Oakwood, Georgia, our new home.”
Jinsung TEC has been a leading producer of heavy construction equipment parts in Korea since 1982. Jinsung TEC’s facility joins more than 60 Korean facilities in Georgia who employ more than 7,000 Georgians.
“Our state is gaining yet another quality company, and I look forward to the contributions it will make to one of Georgia’s major industries,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “I am confident that Georgia’s skilled workforce, high-performing logistics infrastructure and pro-business environment will serve this company well.”
Yoonie Kim, Senior Project Manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, partnered with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce to assist the company on behalf of the state.
“Hall County continues to grow its international business ties to Korea and the world, and Jinsung TEC is a welcome addition to our business community,” said Kit Dunlap, CEO – Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
“The strength of Georgia’s manufacturing network is evident when cutting-edge companies such as Jinsung TEC choose our state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “The establishment of the company’s new facility will serve as a magnet for additional companies that produce heavy equipment and Jinsung T.E.C. will further strengthen our automotive supplier chain.”