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Joon Georgia Plans Bulloch County, Georgia, Manufacturing Plant

Joon Georgia, Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Bulloch County, Georgia. The $317 million project is expected to create 317 jobs.

The facility, located at Bruce Yawn Commerce Park, previously known as the Southern Gateway Commerce Park, will make the company the first confirmed supplier for Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America in Bryan County. Operations are planned to begin in mid-2024.

"We are excited to be one of the first Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America automotive suppliers to build an automotive parts manufacturing facility in Bulloch County and for our first plant in the great State of Georgia. We look forward to partnering with the county and state, and with their assistance, help us make this new endeavor successful for all," said Jung Ho Sea, CEO of Ajin USA.

Joon Georgia is part of Ajin USA, a current supplier for multiple Hyundai Motor Group facilities. The company produces a variety of automotive body parts and electronics for original equipment manufacturers.

"Joon Georgia’s announcement today is a landmark moment as we drive Georgia’s automotive industry into the future," noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Hyundai Motor Group, its suppliers, and the Savannah area JDA are creating generational opportunities for communities in Georgia. Supporting the jobs of tomorrow is a team effort, and regional collaboration ensures that those benefits are shared across county lines. We’re excited to welcome the company to Georgia, and we look forward to what the future holds in Bulloch County!"

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

"The Development Authority of Bulloch County is honored and proud to welcome Joon Georgia to the Statesboro-Bulloch County community and our region," said Billy Allen, Chair of the Development Authority. "We believe that our great site in the Bruce Yawn Commerce Park and the proximity to the new Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America will serve the company well, and we know that our great education resources, including Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College, will provide critical workforce support to help Joon Georgia succeed."

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