24 Oct 2018
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that SEWON America, a leading supplier to the automotive industry, will create 100 jobs and invest $160 million in expanding its North American headquarters and manufacturing plant in LaGrange.
“As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia maintains a competitive economic environment that encourages growth and innovation among companies already operating here,” said Deal. “SEWON America has a significant economic footprint in the Troup County area and with this expansion, the company will continue to benefit from proximity to our growing family of automotive manufacturers and a workforce that is second to none. We are proud of SEWON America’s success here in Georgia and we appreciate the company’s commitment to investing and creating quality jobs in the LaGrange community.”
With this expansion, SEWON America will add additional manufacturing lines to meet production requirements for new Kia and Hyundai models. The new manufacturing lines will improve efficiency and flexibility compared to current technology, which will allow for greater productivity.
“With the support of Gov. Nathan Deal, Troup County and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), SEWON will remain operational and able to continue to deliver parts to our customers,” said Ken Horton, SEWON general manager of human resources. “Thank you for investing in SEWON America and most importantly, thank you for investing in the team members that work at SEWON America. SEWON will continue to be a creator of jobs in LaGrange and Troup County thanks to the State of Georgia and the City of LaGrange.”