Kia's new $1 billion assembly plant in nearby West Point, Georgia, has spurred many expansions and new facilities in Alabama. [Neal Wade] notes that 3,700 jobs have been created as a result of the Kia project. In 2007, six expansions and six new projects were initiated to provide parts for the plant. Besides supplying Kia, some of those companies will also serve a new Hyundai engine factory in Montgomery that also will supply Kia's plant.
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