August 7, 2013

During the Opelika City Council Meeting, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Hanwha L&C Alabama is once again expanding at their Opelika facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park. The company will be investing nearly $9 million in building and equipment. They will also be adding 54 new jobs over the next two years. This new capital investment will increase the company’s total investment in Opelika to nearly $60 million.


Hanwha L & C Alabama began its operation in Opelika in 2005. According to Mayor Gary Fuller, Hanwha has continually invested in new equipment and building improvements. They have far exceeded their initial commitment of 150 jobs. The addition of the new 54 jobs will bring Hanwha’s employment level to 345. Fuller said, “It is truly an honor when existing industries continue to grow and invest in our community. We are glad to assist Hanwha in their continued success.”


The newly expanded facility will increase the company’s current production capacity.  The expansion will improve the company’s ability to create automotive parts used in the bumper’s impact resistance core, transportation equipment, packaging for the electronics industry and building products. 


Hanwha L&C Alabama, LLC is a part of the automotive division of Hanwha L&C Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  Hanwha L&C Corporation is a world leader in the manufacturing of construction materials such as plastic floor materials and artificial marble, automotive components such as GMT, EPP, and interior decorations, and other plastics products such as packing materials and films.  Hanwha L&C Alabama is a tier one supplier to Hyundai Motors Manufacturing of Alabama and Kia Motors Manufacturing of Georgia and produces bumper back beams, as well as the bumper’s impact resistant core, components designed to protect the automobile and its passengers from accidents and injury. 


Persons interested in employment are invited to contact the Human Resources department of the plant at 4400 Northpark Drive in Opelika.  For more information on Hanwha visit their website at http://www.hlcc.co.kr/en/main.jsp