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Auto seat maker DAS breaks ground for new AL plant, adding 300 jobs

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Breaking ground on the new DAS facility. Breaking ground on the new DAS facility.
Governor Robert Bentley speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.
The President of DAS speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. The President of DAS speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.

The U.S. subsidiary of a South Korean company has broken ground for a plant will employ about 400 people in Montgomery.

Executives from DAS North America and elected leaders were on hand for a ceremony held Thursday at the Montgomery Industrial Park.

The company makes seats for Kia and Hyundai vehicles. It's building a 300,000-square-foot plant in the capital city.

The company already employs about 100 people at a temporary site, and 300 new jobs will be added.

The $37 million project is supposed to be complete next year.

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