Hantal Grand Opening
Chambers County’s newest industry, Hantal Alabama, has officially begun production in the Chambers County Industrial Park in Cusseta.
On November 13, 2015, state and local officials, along with Hantal executives, gathered for a grand opening ceremony at the company’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 105,000 square foot facility. Hantal becomes the seventh manufacturer to locate in the industrial park.
The company first announced their intentions to locate in Chambers County in April 2014 and site work began soon after. Hantal’s move to Chambers County included a $20 million capital investment and the promise of 200 new jobs. This is Hantal’s second Alabama facility, with the other located in Montgomery. The company specializes in e-coating and other chemical processes of automotive parts. Hantal is a subsidiary of Hankuk Metal Corporation, located in South Korea, and they have multiple partnerships in the automotive industry, including with Kia, Hyundai, Mobis, Dongwon, Mando, Ajin and Daedong Hi-Lex.
The grand opening ceremony took place inside the new facility, and included an introductory video showing the time line from the initial announcement to the present. State Senator Gerald Dial, Chambers County Commissioner David Eastridge and Chambers County Development Authority Board President Bobby Williams all relayed congratulatory messages to the contingent on hand. Chairman Jeung Woo Lee of Hankuk Metal Corporation and CEO Young Chul Kwon of Hantal Alabama both expressed their gratitude to those that made their partnership with Chambers County possible and conveyed their excitement about the start of production. Chairman Lee ended the program by ceremonially pushing the button to start the production line.
Following the ceremony, all guests in attendance were given a tour of the massive facility and enjoyed a lunch provided by Hantal Alabama.
The Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA) had worked long and hard to secure the partnership with Hantal Alabama and the start of production signaled yet another successful step in the continued growth of Chambers County.
“Hantal is a very good company and we are very excited about their decision to locate here,” CCDA Executive Director Valerie Gray said. “We know they will make a great addition to Chambers County and we welcome them to our community.”
Hantal Alabama executives and Chambers County officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the new facility.
Hantal Alabama officially began production at their new Chambers County facility in November. A grand opening ceremony was held to commemorate the occasion and those in attendance posed for picture in front of the plant at the event.