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South Korea-Based Daechang Seat USA Plans Savannah, Georgia, Operations

South Korea-based Daechang Seat Corp. USA, a supplier specializing in automotive seat frames, plans to establish operations in Savannah, Georgia. The $72.5 million project is expected to create more than 500 jobs.

The company will locate at the Chatham Manufacturing Center in close proximity to Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America.

“I'd like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the State of Georgia, its local communities, and the City of Savannah. DSC takes great pride in its role in creating improved opportunities and employment prospects within Chatham County and the Savannah area, and I am deeply honored that DSC can maintain its steadfast partnership with the City of Savannah,” said Jinsuk Lee, CEO of Daechang Seat Savannah Corp. “Our primary objective is to drive the growth of DSC through facility expansions, ultimately transforming DSC into a global entity. Presently, DSC holds a prominent partnership with Hyundai Transys and Hyundai Mobis at HMGMA, and we hope to collaborate with even more projects in the future.”

Daechang Seat Corp. is one of the largest seat frame producers in the world. The company's production process includes fully automatic lines with arc welding and spot-welding machines.

“Countless partners are helping transform Georgia into a center of the automotive and mobility industry, and we’re excited to welcome DSC in Savannah,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Savannah is an established global gateway, and Chatham County has leveraged that advantage to create a bustling community where people come to live, work, and enjoy the Hostess City of the South. Congratulations to DSC, our partners in Savannah, and everyone else who has been a part of the good news!”

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 Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

“Only minutes from the Port of Savannah, DSC is ideally located to take advantage of Georgia’s world-class connectivity,” added Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority President and CEO. “At GPA, we’re all-in on providing the best global gateway for U.S. supply chains, and we’re excited to welcome DSC as the latest job creator in Georgia’s automaking sector.”

“It is exciting to announce that the third Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America supplier will be locating in the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center and bringing 500 new jobs and $72.5 million in capital investment in Chatham County,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison. “Daechang Seat Corp. USA is a well-established global company, and we look forward to working with them as they grow and become part of our community.”

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