LaGrange lands Kia supplier

Another Kia supplier is bringing 700 jobs and investing $170 million to LaGrange, Ga., making it the largest supplier to come to Georgia so far.

Sewong Precision, based in Daegu, Korea, will produce stamped chassis and body components for the Kia plant in West Point, Ga.

The tier-one supplier will build a 420,000-square-foot building on a 65-acre site at the Callaway South Industrial Park in Troup County. Construction will begin in spring 2008 and start production in fall 2009. The Kia plant is expected to begin vehicle production in November 2009.

This will be the first U.S. plant for the Sewon Group, the parent company of Sewon Precision.

"We are looking forward to making LaGrange and Georgia our new home," said Moon-Ki- Kim, CEO and chairman of Sewon Precision Industrial Company Limited. "Sewon Precision is celebrated for its high quality automotive parts, and I know we will continue our tradition of excellence here."

Read more in Friday's Ledger-Enquirer.