Mando Grand Opening
Mando Corp. finished construction on a new casting facility in Meriwether County, Georgia. The new 317,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art casting facility in Meriwether Industrial Park will further expand Mando’s footprint in the United States, supporting the company’s manufacture and assembly of a new line of energy-efficient automotive parts. This casting facility will initially serve Mando’s Machining/Electric Power Steering Gear/Electronic Stability Control Module facility in North America.
Since the mid-1980s, much of the casting business in the United States has moved overseas, but Mando’s expansion into the casting business in Georgia will enable the company to better serve its facilities and its customers in the United States, including Hyundai, Kia, Chrysler and General Motors, among others. The company will use a high-tech, clean process that is electric furnace-driven, and is working with the state’s Environmental Protection Division to identify best practices and ensure they will be met at this facility. The company will once again utilize the services of Georgia Quick Start, the top-ranked customized workforce development program in the United States, to train its employees to its standards.
Mando was assisted with its expansion by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Meriwether Industrial Development Authority and the Meriwether County Commission. Georgia Department of Economic Development project manager EJane Caraway led the state’s project team. Hee-jung Shin, director of the state’s Korean office, also assisted with the project.
General • 08/05/2014