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South Korea-Based Duckshin Housing Plans Athens, Georgia, Operations

South Korea-based Duckshin Housing, a construction materials manufacturer, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Athens, Georgia. The $15 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The new facility will be located on Olympic Drive at the Athena Industrial Park. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.

“Construction companies of all sizes need new types of well-designed and efficiently made deck-plates for workers to safely work from,” said Myung Hwan Kim, Chairman of Duckshin Housing. “By coming to Athens, we can be closer to growing and new construction projects in Georgia and all states of the U.S. We are excited to join the Athens-Clarke community and look forward to this new opportunity.”

Duckshin produces architectural deck plates and frames. The company’s deck plates are made of galvanized steel and rebars and designed for efficient production to be cost effective, with enhanced safety in mind.

“Locating construction material companies like Duckshin in the state not only creates jobs for our communities but can reduce construction costs for future facilities,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Advanced manufacturing is one of Georgia’s leading industries, which announced more than 7,700 new jobs through economic development projects across the state in the last six months of 2022. The new facility in Athens-Clarke County will be able to support continued growth in this industry.”

Director of Korean Investment Yoonie Kim represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and Georgia EMC.

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