Kumho Tire Plant expected to begin production in Macon in 2016

Kumho Tire Plant expected to begin production in Macon in 2016

The long-awaited Kumho Tire Plant is expected to open in Macon in 2016.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Construction on the state of the art Kumho automotive plant will start again, after several years of delay from the recession.

Officials with Kumho Tire Co., along with Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert announced Tuesday afternoon that the $413 million plant is set to open in 2016.

Construction was delayed on the project because of the 2008 recession. 

Macon-Bibb mayor Robert Reichert thinks placing the flagship North American location in Macon is big, not only for the city, but for the entire state. 

"To have a corporation, an international corporation of the size, the stature, and the prestige of Kumho Tire Company, to locate here to our community it's a very exciting development," Reichert said. 

Kumho Tire is expected to invest $413 million into the plant. 

Production is scheduled to begin in January 2016. 
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