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Choose Henry - Automotive

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 9, 2020 11:33:11 AM

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As engines are revving for NASCAR race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Henry County’s automotive industry is shifting to high gear. Already home to several automotive companies, including Sangsin Technology America, Summit Racing Equipment, Pep Boys, Kumho Tires, Ford Parts & Distribution, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, and Mazda, Henry County is poised for expansion in the industry.

Sangsin Technology America, a Korean-based leading global brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, invested $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough, Georgia in 2019. Sangsin manufactures heavy-duty truck, bus and trailer axles and braking systems at its Henry County facility. It’s possible that many of the NASCAR Cup Series haulers that will travel through Henry County this weekend are equipped with Sangsin products.

 

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With now more than 250 employees, Summit Racing Equipment chose Henry for their order fulfillment center, retail super store and customer support center in 2006 and is currently expanding their footprint. Next month (Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26, 2020), Summit Racing Equipment will host the Atlanta Motorama at Atlanta Motor Speedway! This a massive, two-day celebration of anything with an engine, has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the South. Attendees and participants can check out hot rods, big rigs, classic trailers and RVs, rat rods, motorcycles, monster trucks, and more!

In the heart of Georgia, Henry County is a premier destination for automotive companies and a key piece of the state that is known as the center of the Southeastern Automotive Corridor. In fact, Henry County has gained a solid reputation as one of the top sites for business locations and expansions in Georgia and the Southeast.

HERE ARE THE TOP REASONS WHY:

  • Home to area workforce of 776,000+ workers
  • Less than 2 hours by air to 80% of the U.S. market
  • Minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest
  • Atlanta Metro’s best access to the Port of Savannah
  • Central location amid Southeastern OEMs
  • A water surplus with capacity to support growth for 30+ years
  • Access to world class talent and training programs

What better place to start your engines! Choose Henry for automotive.

Topics: Henry County, logistics, manufacturing, automotive, suppliers