Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (commonly called HMMA) is an automobile factory in Montgomery, Alabama. It was incorporated as a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea on April 12, 2002. Construction completed in June 2004, with the official start of production beginning in May 2005.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]The official grand opening ceremony on May 20, 2005, was attended by former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush and Hyundai Motor Group Chairman, Chung Mong-koo. It employed approximately 3000 workers in 2013. Hyundai announced that the initial investment in the plant as $1.1 billion but the current investment is $1.7 billion. In May 2011, HMMA announced a $173 million investment to increase the capacity of the engine assembly plant.
When it was built, the plant was expected to generate an additional 5,500 jobs and $500 million in investments from suppliers. Many of the suppliers were already in the region supplying the Mercedes, Honda and Toyota plants in the state. The success of the HMMA plant and the availability of local suppliers lead Hyundai to invest over $1 billion in a new Kia plant in West Point, Georgia.
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