Atlanta, GA: Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Doowon Climate Control America, Inc., an auto parts manufacturer, will invest over $30 million in a state-of-the-art factory in Metter, Candler County. The investment should create 200 jobs. Another car supplier is opening in Candler County, demonstrating Georgia’s auto manufacturing growth.
Korea’s Doowon Group subsidiary Doowon Climate Control America, Inc. makes car climate control systems. The Metter factory will be the group’s first US car air conditioning system production site. The company will supply Kia Georgia and Hyundai Motor Group.
Doowon CEO Ki Chun Sung believes the company’s technical expertise and industry understanding will benefit the local community. The Metter-Candler County I-16 Industrial Park, a ‘Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development’ location, will host a new facility. A new plant will manufacture climate control systems for standard and electric automobiles in 2026.
The organization will hire injection molding technicians, assembly operators, quality and production specialists, engineers, and management. Job postings will appear in local newspapers and online. Mayor Ed Boyd welcomed Doowon to Metter and Candler County. The company’s entrance created 200 jobs and invested $30 million, he said.
This initiative involved the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce team, Candler County Industrial Authority, Georgia Power, Georgia Ports Authority, and Georgia Quick Start. GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson noted Metter and Candler County’s new vehicle supplier. Due to the city and county’s aggressive site preparation, this happened.