When Montgomery's new Hyundai plant was announced, it was expected that suppliers would follow and locate in the area as well. One company may be on the verge of announcing plans to do just that.
A report in the Birmingham News says Hyundai Mobis, a parts supplier is looking at two area sites.. one in Montgomery.. the other in Prattville.
Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright does not believe a decision has been made, and the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce says it can't talk about it. But we do know whatever city Hyundai Mobis chooses, it'll be huge. A $40 million dollar plant with 400 jobs. The average salary would be somewhere between 15 to 20 dollars an hour.
Mobis manufactures several parts for Hyundai such as steering modules and axles. WSFA didn't have much luck today in getting in touch with officials from Hyundai Mobis, and Governor Siegelman's office gave us that standard line--no comment on any economic projects.
Prattville Chamber officials also tell us they don't believe a decision has been made despite the published reports.