Hyundai the Start of Things to Come

"Right now, today, there are thirty suppliers in town," said Todd Strange, the head of Alabama Economic Development at Tuesday's ground breaking ceremony. In fact, Alabama workers were already at work Tuesday, years before the plant will go into operation. Organizers drew on local efforts from the food service industry. It was a great cultural exchange, with participants learning Korean language and culture.

Before the ceremony, Hyundai chairman Mong Koo Chung visited the Governor's Mansion with local students. The students there Tuesday morning were from Peterson elementary, Troy elementary, and Chisholm elementary. The students expressed themselves creatively as part of an art festival through dance, music, and crafts. The art festival runs three days long with different groups of about a thousand rotating through twice a day.