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Auto seat maker DAS breaks ground for new AL plant, adding 300 jobs

Breaking ground on the new DAS facility. Breaking ground on the new DAS facility.
Governor Robert Bentley speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.
The President of DAS speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. The President of DAS speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.

The U.S. subsidiary of a South Korean company has broken ground for a plant will employ about 400 people in Montgomery.

Executives from DAS North America and elected leaders were on hand for a ceremony held Thursday at the Montgomery Industrial Park.

The company makes seats for Kia and Hyundai vehicles. It's building a 300,000-square-foot plant in the capital city.

The company already employs about 100 people at a temporary site, and 300 new jobs will be added.

The $37 million project is supposed to be complete next year.

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