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Joon Georgia, Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer, will build a new manufacturing facility in Bulloch County, Georgia. The $317 million project is expected to create 317 jobs.

The facility is located in the Bruce Yawn Commerce Park, formerly known as the Southern Gateway Commerce Park, and will make the company the first confirmed supplier for Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America in Bryan County. Operations are scheduled to begin in mid-2024.

“We are pleased to be one of the first Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America automotive suppliers to build an automotive parts manufacturing facility in Bulloch County and our first plant in the great state of Georgia. “We look forward to working with the county and state and helping us with their support to make this new venture successful for everyone,” said Jung Ho Sea, CEO of Ajin USA.

Joon Georgia is part of Ajin USA, a current supplier to several Hyundai Motor Group plants. The company produces a variety of body parts and electronics for original equipment manufacturers.

“Today’s announcement from Joon Georgia is a milestone as we lead Georgia’s automotive industry into the future,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Hyundai Motor Group, its suppliers and JDA in the Savannah area are creating generational opportunities for Georgia communities. Supporting tomorrow’s jobs is a team effort and regional collaboration ensures these benefits are shared across county boundaries. We look forward to it.” We welcome the company to Georgia and look forward to the future in Bulloch County!”

Alyce Thornhill, director of project implementation and supplier strategy, represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in collaboration with the Development Authority of Bulloch County, Georgia Quick Start, Georgia Ports Authority and Georgia Power.

“The Bulloch County Development Authority is honored and proud to welcome Joon Georgia to the Statesboro-Bulloch County community and our region,” said Billy Allen, chairman of the development authority. “We believe our great location at Bruce Yawn Commerce Park and proximity to Hyundai Motor Group’s new Metaplant America will serve the company well, and we know our great educational resources, including Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College , will contribute to this. “Decisive support from the workforce to help Joon Georgia succeed.”