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Koren-based Auto Parts Manufacturer, KOPLA, Invests $15 Million To Open First U.S. Plant In West Point, Georgia

KOPLA, a Korean-based automotive manufacturer and producer of engineering plastics resin, will invest $15 million to open its first U.S. based manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia, creating 150 jobs by 2018.

The 100,000-square-foot facility will be constructed on 20 acres of the Northwest Harris Business Park. Once in operation, the plant will supply engineering plastics resin to leading automobile manufacturers across the U.S.

“We are very pleased to be locating our first U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia,” said KOPLA President and CEO Sangyong Han. “It is a perfect location, and the state and community support has been exemplary. We look forward to becoming a part of this thriving industrial community in Georgia.”

“We are proud that Korea’s presence in our state continues to grow,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “Our booming automotive industry and key business resources create a perfect location for KOPLA and we have no doubt that this state-of-the-art automotive manufacturer will continue to succeed.”

The company will utilize Georgia Quick Start, the state’s customized workforce training program. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will also assist KOPLA with the hiring process.

“The City of West Point welcomes KOPLA to the Northwest Harris Business Park,” said West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson. “West Point continues to have success as a member of a team that includes the State of Georgia, Harris County, the Valley Partnership and the West Point Development Authority. KOPLA’s new facility will certainly have a positive impact here and we wish them much success.”

“We extend a gracious welcome to KOPLA and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with our newest corporate citizen,” said Harris County Commission Chairman Harry Lange. “The state and the local community continue to work well together, and this is yet another successful venture that brings jobs and capital investment into the region.”

“Georgia’s dynamic automotive sector has gained another quality international company,” said Chris Carr, Commissioner of GDEcD. “KOPLA’s decision to locate its first U.S. facility in Georgia speaks to the strength of our logistics infrastructure and quality workforce.”

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