Auto supplier Mobis US Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of Seoul, South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis, will open a new facility at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park in McCalla, adding 120 jobs, according to a joint announcement from the company and the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA).
This will be the company’s second location in Alabama. Its existing facility in Montgomery County supplies Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery and Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia. Mobis will invest $15.8 million over the next three years to get the facility up and running.
Mobis Second Facility
The Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park – often referred to as JeffMet McCalla– is currently home to 13 companies, seven domestic and six international. Mobis will join Publix and Home Depot at the park, as well as fellow auto suppliers like Gestamp and Yanfeng. The park has been an economic driver in Jefferson County since it opened in 2000.
The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) has worked with Mobis on this project since 2018, bringing the idea for the new facility to the company and working with Mobis on incentives to support it.
This has been a good week for economic development in Jefferson County.
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