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Macon Co. groundbreaking held for new auto supplier

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SHORTER, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, as well as state and local officials were on-hand Friday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new automotive supplier in Macon County.

The ceremony was held for Taesung Alabama which is building a 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Shorter.

Taesung Alabama will build injection molded plastic parts for the automotive industry and will employee around 70 new jobs by the end of 2015.

The plant is Taesung's first manufacturing facility in North America.

The facility is good economic news for struggling Macon County which saw its largest employer, Victoryland casino, close in the wake of a state fight over the legality of the facility's gaming machines.

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