South Korean auto parts maker breaks ground in Murray

Kentucky auto plant consolidating with Tennessee facility MgN Online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A South Korean auto parts maker has broken ground on a new $50 million plant in western Kentucky.

The plant in Murray would provide 120 jobs, according to a release from Governor Matt Bevin’s office.

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Company leaders with South Korea’s DAE-IL Corp. expect the 295,000-square foot (27406.17-sq. meter) plant to open in May 2019. Employees at the new facility will manufacture automotive transmission gears.

DAE-IL joins four other South Korean-owned companies in Kentucky.

DAE manufactures and sells powertrain parts for automotive, heavy equipment and motorcycles.