New Manufacturing Facility Opening In Georgia, Creating 402 New Jobs

On Monday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that PHA, a global auto parts manufacturer, is opening a new facility in Chatham County that will create 402 new jobs and invest more than $67 million. The new facility will supply the Hyundai Metaplant in Bryan County. 

“In a single month, Georgia’s economic development community has announced more than 1,900 new jobs for hardworking Georgians, with the bulk of those jobs related to the Hyundai Metaplant,” said Kemp. “We are witnessing unprecedented economic growth coming to this region, and I want to thank our partners in the local communities represented by the Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority for their ongoing commitment to seeing these businesses and Georgians prosper together.”

PHA is a Tier-1 automotive parts supplier for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Hyundai Motor Group and Kia. PHA is based in Korea and has locations across the world, many of which are located in the United States. 

“It is an honor for PHA to establish a new production facility in Chatham County, Georgia,” said Sangtae Kim, Chairman of PHA. “As a producer of innovative products for the automotive world and growing EV market, we are extremely excited to be a part of the community. We owe our sincere gratitude to Chatham County and the State of Georgia for their support in making this happen and launching a successful partnership that will bring new jobs and contribute to advancing the economic development of the entire region.”

According to a press release from Kemp’s office, “PHA’s new facility will be located at the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center, a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Certified site. The new manufacturing facility will produce door modules, tailgate latches, and hood latches for OEMs, including Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. Operations are expected to begin in 2024.”

D & B Staff

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