COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- South Korean auto supply company DongNam Tech says it will locate its first U.S. plant in Columbus, a project it says will create 350 jobs.
Gov. Sonny Perdue said Thursday that DongNam Tech will create an offshoot called DNT Georgia for the new facility, planned to be 100,000 square feet on 26 acres in the Muscogee Technology Park. DNT expects to be in production by January 2009.
The company will manufacture carpet and floor mats for a number of automakers and suppliers, including Hyundai Mobis, Kia Mobis, General Motors and Nissan.
DongNam also has a distribution center in Detroit.
The company, based in Pochun, Korea, was founded in 1990 to provide floor mats to the automotive industry.