Hyundai Adding Third Shift in Alabama

Hyundai Motors has officially announced they will be adding a third shift at the main assembly plant just outside Montgomery, Alabama. The facility currently makes the Sonata and Elantra, but used to also produce the Santa Fe SUV until this was moved to a Kia facility.
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The extra shift will come into effect this September and will consist of 877 extra workers, bringing the total number of jobs created at the plant to more than 3,000. Capacity will increase by at least 20,000 units a year.

“The continued success of Hyundai’s Sonata and Elantra in North America is a direct reflection of the dedication to quality and craftsmanship by every HMMA team member,” said Young Deuk Lim, HMMA president and chief executive officer. “This commitment is the key reason Hyundai Motor Company chose to continue to invest in the people of Alabama and increase vehicle production in Montgomery.”

The Sonata built by Hyundai Motors Manufacturing Alabama represents 33 percent of the company’s US sales, so the decision comes as no surprise to anyone following the demand for this popular sedan.
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