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Woory Industrial Establishes Dublin, Georgia, Manufacturing Facility

Woory Industrial Co., Ltd., an automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish operations in Dublin, Georgia. The $18 million project is expected to create 130 jobs in Laurens County.

The company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility, located at 404 Kellam Road, will produce electrical heaters, control units, and actuators for EV and internal combustion carmakers in North America. Production is scheduled to begin in November 2023.

“Currently, we are facing a revolution in the automobile industry for the first time in 100 years. The transition to electric vehicles is the future, and the U.S. EV market is the key market among all automotive markets,” said Jungwoo Kim, CEO of Woory Industrial Company. “Over the past 10 years, Woory has successfully grown into a specialized EV component company through continuous innovation. Georgia will be a good opportunity for Woory to take another step forward as part of the vanguard of EV development. We are confident that our experience and technology will contribute to the prosperity of the community, and we sincerely appreciate the partnership of the State of Georgia and the City of Dublin.”

Woory Industrial Company, known as Woory, was established in 1989 and specializes in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components and systems for the global automotive industry. The company not only maintains its traditional product lines but is also concentrating on the development of new products for electric vehicles (EV) and hydrogen-fueled cars.

"Projects like Woory and its first U.S. home in Dublin, Georgia, are exactly why we've made it a priority to be on the cutting-edge of this transformational opportunity in manufacturing: they are creating jobs and opportunities in rural communities," noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Georgia has invested for decades to match competitive projects with communities and sites that are prepared for development, and we are thrilled to be able to congratulate Dublin-Laurens County on bringing these e-mobility jobs of the future to middle Georgia."

Project Manager Jacob Lee represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

“We are excited to welcome Woory to the Dublin-Laurens County community,” added Dr. Fred Williams, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority. “Dublin and Laurens County has a rapidly growing automotive sector, thanks to our geographic location on Interstate 16 and access to a skilled and trained workforce. Their partnership with our area education systems and training providers will ensure that we have the training programs in place to help fill Woory's talent pipeline for years to come.”

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