Great news for the South West region of Georgia and parts of Alabama.
Beginning late in September, Hyundai’s Santa Fe midsize SUV will be assembled alongside the related Kia Sorento at the automaker’s new assembly plant in West Point, Georgia.
Santa Fe production in Georgia will begin on September 27 and a full second shift will commence a few days later on October 1. Hyundai says that a total of 7,000 assembly and related workers will grow out of the current 1,700 that currently work in the region’s booming auto industry once the plant reaches its full capacity.
While this will surely draw a number of workers from Alabama, some will go to Georgia citizens – and hopefully they all choose to spend their checks here. No matter how you slice it, this is good news – unless you fervently believe cutting taxes is a bad thing. Or if you are from Alabama.
h/t Left Lane News