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Mando Corp. to bring 426 jobs to west Georgia

GREENVILLE, GA (WTVM) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal along with representatives from South Korea-based Mando Corp. revealed plans to open a high-tech manufacturing operation in Meriwether County Industrial Park.

The company plans to invest $200 million and create as many as 426 jobs.

It will supply electric power steering gears and anti-lock brakes to several vehicle manufacturers. Those manufacturers include Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai and Kia, to name a few.

"Automotive supplier companies such as the Mando Corp. will find in Georgia the right mix of resources and unique assets that provide them with the most efficient access to their customers here and in markets around the world," Deal said. "We take pride not only in the outstanding performance of our logistics infrastructure, but also our top-ranked workforce that helps Mando and other advanced manufacturers meet and exceed customer expectations."

"I am confident that the location of Mando in Meriwether Industrial Park will become an invaluable asset to Meriwether County and to the City of Hogansville," said Robert Moreland, chairman of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority. "We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship."

"Mando's selection of Georgia is yet another testament to the strength of our system of logistics, highly skilled workforce and our geographic advantages that are hard to find in other states," said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "The jobs Mando is creating in west-central Georgia will certainly add to that region's growing tally of opportunities in the automotive and manufacturing sectors.  Mando's presence in our state helps Georgia live up to our commitment to be a competitive place to do business for this business and other automotive supplier companies."

In the beginning, the company says it will hire 200 new employees, but by 2016, it hopes to hire more than 400.

Mando  expects its  U.S. operations will generate more than $850 million in sales revenue this year. Currently, it has close to 650 employees in Alabama and Michigan.

The Meriwether County location will be Mando's third site in the United States.  The new facility is expected to be finished by March 2013.

For more information about Mando, check out http://www.mando.com/.  The text is in Korean, but there is a link to see the text in English.

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