“Thanks to our highly-skilled workforce and reliable infrastructure, we’re ripe for development and this is a huge win for us,” said Martin Moseley, Chairman of the Peach County Board of Commissioners. “This project will bring more opportunities for good jobs to our citizens, and I believe having Pratt here in Middle Georgia will be an asset to other industries in the area who rely on their products. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship and are excited to be a part of the partnership.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) worked with the Development Authority of Peach County and Georgia Power to attract the project
Auto Parts Maker To Bring 300 Jobs To Metter
In Candler County, DAS Corp. will invest $35 million to establish a new manufacturing facility. The automotive parts company will create 300 jobs in Metter.
South Korea-based DAS designs and manufactures seating systems, safety seating components, and seating structures. DAS is a key supplier for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) and Hyundai Motor Group.
“The strategic location near prominent cities like Savannah and Macon, facilitating convenient access, played a pivotal role in our decision-making process,” said Sean Kim, Chief Operating Officer at DAS. “Looking ahead to future expansion prospects, we deemed Metter to be an ideal location in anticipation of its role as a global electric vehicle production hub thanks to its close proximity to Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America.”
Located in the Candler County Industrial Park in Metter, the new DAS manufacturing facility will primarily produce automotive seat structures. Operations are projected to begin in late 2024.
“Suppliers for the Hyundai Metaplant resulted in over $2 billion in investment last fiscal year, alone, helping Georgia achieve a third straight year of record-breaking economic growth,” said Gov. Kemp. “Our logistics assets, including a reliable network of rail lines and highways, connect companies like DAS to key business partners in all corners of the state and to markets across the world, providing direct benefits to Georgia communities.”