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Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama to add 200 jobs in Montgomery

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 18, 2019
Hyundai Motor announced that the automaker plans to add a new vehicle to its Alabama production lineup as part of a $410 million expansion project that will create 200 jobs at the state-of-the-art facility.
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Workers will assemble the Santa Cruz compact utility vehicle at the Montgomery facility, beginning in 2021.

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Hyundai said the $410 million investment will create additional 230,000 square feet of space in the stamping, welding and parts processing areas of the manufacturing complex. While direct employment at HMMA will increase by 200 jobs, Hyundai projects that its local suppliers and logistics companies will employ an additional 1,000 people in Montgomery and the River Region.

HMMA, which launched vehicle production in May 2005, is the River Region’s largest private manufacturer with 2,900 full-time and 500 part-time employees. Since it opened, the Alabama plant has produced 4.5 million vehicles for the North American market, along with more than 6 million engines.

Among U.S. states, Alabama ranks as the fifth largest producer of cars and light trucks. It is home to more than 150 major auto suppliers and over 40,000 automotive manufacturing jobs.

The new expansion project punctuates a period of fertile growth for HMMA. On November 1, the facility began mass production of the redesigned, eighth-generation Sonata sedan.