Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hyundai to add third assembly shift in US

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plans to add a third shift of production at its assembly plant in Montgomery Alabama next September. The new shift will add 877 positions to support the addition of the third shift bringing the total number of jobs created at the plant to more than 3,000. HMMA's 2012 production capacity will increase by approximately 20,000 units, Hyundai officials sadi.
"The continued success of Hyundai's Sonata and Elantra in North America is a direct reflection of the dedication to quality and craftsmanship by every HMMA team member," said Young Deuk Lim, HMMA president and chief executive officer. "This commitment is the key reason Hyundai Motor Company chose to continue to invest in the people of Alabama and increase vehicle production in Montgomery."
 The transition to three shifts will begin in September 2012. Job applications and pre-employment training will begin this summer. The hiring process will be facilitated by Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). The increased volume at HMMA will also create more jobs at nearby suppliers. HMMA began producing current version of Sonata in December 2009, and the sedan has consistently been Hyundai's best-selling vehicle. By Joseph Szczesny


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