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South Korea-Based Doowon Climate Control America Plans Metter, Georgia, Operations

South Korea-based Doowon Climate Control America, Inc., an auto parts manufacturer and supplier, plans to establish operations in Metter, Georgia. The more than $30 million project is expected to create 200 jobs in Candler County.

The new manufacturing facility, located in the Metter-Candler County I-16 Industrial Park, will primarily produce climate control systems for use in traditional and electric vehicles. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2026.

“Doowon Climate Control America, Inc. is making significant investments to establish itself as Doowon Group’s inaugural automotive air conditioning system production facility in the United States,” said Ki Chun Sung, CEO of Doowon Climate Control America, Inc. “The company is optimistic that its technological expertise and industry experience will play a vital role in the growth of the local community. Our sincere appreciation extends to the State of Georgia and Candler County for their steadfast support throughout the process, and we look forward to ongoing support and collaboration.”

Doowon Group, the ultimate parent entity of Doowon Climate Control America, Inc., specializes in designing and manufacturing automotive climate control systems. The company will be a key supplier for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (Kia Georgia) and Hyundai Motor Group. Doowon Group manages four domestic production plants, a technology research institute, and thirteen overseas production facilities, including operations in the U.S.

“Doowon Climate Control America, Inc. marks the second automotive supplier announced in the City of Metter and Candler County in less than six months,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “The City of Metter and Candler County’s intentional investment in site preparation positioned them for success, and we’re excited their decision led to Doowon Climate Control America, Inc. coming to Georgia. Congratulations to Doowon Climate Control America, Inc. and our community partners.”

Director of Project Implementation and Supplier Strategy Alyce Thornhill represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Candler County Industrial Authority, Georgia Power, Georgia Ports Authority, and Georgia Quick Start.

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