Camellia Bowl players tour Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Camellia Bowl players tour Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - With three days left until the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, the players are getting to know their host city a little bit better.

Players from Toledo got an early start Wednesday morning by touring one of Montgomery's largest employers.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama showed the teams how they make 1,000 cars every day.

"We have become part of the thread of Montgomery over the last 11 years since we've been building cars here in Montgomery," said Robert Burns, head of public relations for HMMA. " We're proud to give back to the community. We're proud to offer an opportunity to support the Camellia Bowl with this tour and really expose Montgomery to folks and show how it's a great place to live."

Not only are they seeing it's a great place to live, but for some of the players, they also noticed how it might be a great place to work.

"Pretty exciting for me. I'm a mechanical engineering student so this is just right in my wheelhouse, " said Adam Kulon, a junior tight end for Toledo. "I actually worked at a Chrysler plant over the summer so it was just kind of cool to compare and contrast. It was a lot cleaner and lot more robots here in this one."

Other students were left impressed with just how much the plant produces in a single day.

"97 percent success rate that they have down here," said Brad Spelman, a sophomore long-snapper with the Toledo Rockets. "I know that was mentioned on the tour, and that was really, really cool to see that because you're talking about all these people, all these things that are going into making this car and if they have a 97 percent success rate, I mean it's hard to get a 97 on a test that you're taking in school so it was really cool to see that."

The Hyundai plant is a 3.2 million-square-foot facility. That's equal to about 56 football fields.

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