Kumho Tire Plant expected to begin production 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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