River Region welcomes new corporate citizen to Alabama

MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) - A big product for a big South Korean company.

Hyundai Power Transformers USA will make large electrical transformers. Some weigh as much as 100 tons, too heavy for trucks but not for trains that will literally pull out of the production plant in Hope Hull and deliver the transformers to commercial customers all over the country.

Hyundai Power Transformers USA held its grand opening today.

Montgomery beat out a hundred other cities across the land for the company including Mobile.

Right now Hyundai Power Transformers USA has hired 100 people with plans to boost that number by 400 this time next year.

14,000 people applied for those jobs, a chance to earn starting out $11 an hour and then somewhere between $18 to $24 an hour after training.

Hyundai Power Transformers USA is a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries.