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Korean Auto Parts Supplier Opens Plant in Auburn, Alabama

Seung Chang Airtek Inc., a Korean auto-parts supplier, opened its second facility in Auburn, Alabama, in the city's industrial park on Pumphrey Avenue. The manufacturer expects to create an estimated 400 jobs.

SCA executives said the new facility, which will produce foam and other sound and vibration dampening materials, is part of ongoing growth within the company. The company also operates an existing facility for injection-molded parts in the city's north technology park.

"We are very excited to launch our new foam business," SCA President Daniel Yu said. Man Hong Park, the firm's CEO, said he is confident the business will grow as it continues to supply Korean and American automakers with injection-molded plastic parts.

Auburn Economic Development director Phillip Dunlap said the new facility is occupying an existing building that was formerly a small machinist company. As an incentive to the firm opening its second plant in the city, Dunlap said the Industrial Development Board is leasing the 22,000 square foot facility to SCA. "The company would have the ability to grow at the site," he added. "Obviously, this company has a goal to expand their base, their footprint in the U.S."


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