Korean Auto Parts Maker Will Make U.S. Debut in Franklin

A Korean auto parts maker is set to land its first ever United States plant on Simpson County soil–bringing over 70 jobs to the area.

South Korea based Taeyang Metal Industrial Company makes fasteners and steel products for the automotive industry.

The company announced they will be locating a 101,000 square foot facility in an industrial park near I-65 in Franklin and will invest nearly 15.6 million dollars towards the plant.

This will bring 76 full-time jobs to the area.

Construction is set to begin in December and be completed by September 2018.