Dongwon Tech Corporation, a supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts and CR/DR systems, has announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Hall County.
The company will invest $700,000 in the plant and sales office, according to information released by Gov. Brian Kemp's office.
"It’s a pleasure to welcome Dongwon Tech Corporation to Georgia," Kemp said in a prepared statement. "As the No. 1 State for Business eight years in a row, Georgia’s international relationships, leading workforce, and strength in critical industry sectors continue to attract businesses from halfway around the world to locate here. We're grateful for Dongwon Tech's investment in the Peach State."
The company plans to hire 40 people at the onset of operation. Jobs will include positions in production and management, as well as opportunities in sales and administration. Individuals interested in career opportunities with Dongwon Tech Corporation are encouraged to visit the company’s website for additional information.
Dongwon Tech Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Yuchang Air Con Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, and produces a variety of HVAC items and technologies that help save energy and meet customer-specific needs. The 20,000-square-foot Dongwon Tech Corporation facility, located at 2175 Centennial Drive in Gainesville, will primarily produce rectangular air ducts for SK Innovation and another local HVAC company located less than an hour away in Commerce in Jackson County.
"Georgia has many Korean-Americans, and already many Korean conglomerates have entered the country, making it easier for Dongwon Tech to enter the country in the early stages of investment,” Dongwon Tech CEO CheolWoong Heo. “Georgia is a highly qualified state to supply Dongwon Tech’s high-quality products to customers in neighboring states as well as in Georgia. It was a good opportunity for Dongwon Tech to be established in Hall County, which has an established, well-equipped manufacturing infrastructure.”
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce also applauded Wednesday's announcement.
“Dongwon Tech is a welcome addition to the business community in Gainesville-Hall County,” said Chamber Vice President of Economic Development Tim Evans. “We are so pleased Dongwon Tech chose Georgia and Gainesville-Hall County for their new North American headquarters and manufacturing center. This is a fast-growing region and their air handling products are critical to new construction.”