Seohan Auto Georgia To Create 180 Jobs In Liberty County

South Korean auto parts supplier will invest over $72 million in a new manufacturing facility. And in Athens-Clarke County, Meissner Corporation will create more than 1,700 jobs over the next eight years.

“We are thrilled to embark on this important expansion and are excited to build our second U.S. manufacturing campus in Athens-Clarke County,” said Christopher Meissner, President of Meissner. “The State of Georgia, and Athens-Clarke County in particular, is an ideal location with an incredible talent pool and strong geographic position that allows us to serve clients on the East Coast and throughout the world. We sincerely appreciate the partnership with state and county officials, and are eager to break ground to join the community in Athens-Clarke County.”

Meissner Georgia
(Photo: GDEcD)


Meissner’s new facility will be located at the Christian Industrial Tract in Winterville. When currently planned phases are complete, the new campus will more than double the company’s manufacturing footprint in the U.S. as the company expands operations. Meissner expects the new site in Athens-Clarke County to consist of multiple structures, which will include state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities, laboratories, research and development, and office spaces.

Operations are expected to begin in early 2026. The company plans to hire technicians, scientists and engineers, as well as information technology and administrative positions.

The company also plans to work with the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia, including schools such as the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Athens Technical College. These partnerships will explore potential internship and other collaboration opportunities through relevant programs of study.

“We are delighted to welcome Meissner to the Athens-Clarke County community,” said Mayor Kelly Girtz, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. “The innovative, creative culture of Meissner is an excellent fit with Athens-Clarke County’s vibrant quality of life, our cluster of biotechnology businesses, and our engineering and bioscience research and expertise.”

Check out all the latest news related to Georgia economic development, corporate relocation, corporate expansion and site selection.