|HANWHA ADVANCEDMATERIALS AMERICA LLC CONTINUES TO GROW IN OPELIKA|
OPELIKA, Ala. – April 19, 2017– During the Opelika City Council Meeting, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC is once again expanding at their Opelika facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park. The company will be investing nearly $20 million in building and equipment. They will also be adding 100 new jobs over the next three years. This new capital investment will increase the company’s total investment in Opelika to nearly $80 million.
Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC began its operation in Opelika in 2005. According to Mayor Gary Fuller, Hanwha has continually invested in new equipment and building improvements. They have far exceeded their initial commitment of 150 jobs. The addition of the new 100 jobs will bring Hanwha’s employment level to more than 400. Fuller said, “It is truly an honor when existing industries continue to grow and invest in our community. We are glad to assist Hanwha in their continued success.”
Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC specializes in high quality Lightweight Composite Materials such as Stronglite, Superlite, Bufflite, Xtralite, and Intermlite. The newly expanded facility will increase the company’s production capacity as well add more diversity to its product line. This expansion will also enhance the company’s ability to continue delivering the highest quality automotive parts in the industry.
"Alabama’s dynamic auto industry continues to grow through expansion projects like the one at Hanwha that will add 100 jobs in Opelika,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “This is more proof that Alabama offers the kind of business environment that can foster significant job growth in communities across the state, which aligns with the priorities of my administration.”
Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC is a part of the automotive division of Hanwha Group based in Seoul, South Korea. Hanwha is a tier one supplier to Hyundai Motors Manufacturing of Alabama and Kia Motors Manufacturing of Georgia and produces an array of products including headliners, underbody shields, bumper back beams, as well as the bumper’s impact resistant core.
Persons interested in employment are invited to contact the Human Resources department of the plant at 4400 Northpark Drive in Opelika. For more information on Hanwha visit their website at http://www.hanwha.com/en.html.