Hyundai plant investment to bolster efficiency

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Associated Press

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hyundai officials say the company has invested $7 million into an Alabama plant that manufactures two of its most popular vehicles.

Scott Hudson, of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, told the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/18aAHCQ ) that the investment doesn't increase the facility's production capacity, but it does increase the plant's efficiency.

The plant manufactures the automaker's Elantra and Sonata models and has broken its monthly production records three times in 2013.

The company now uses robots in the plant to deliver kits full of parts to assembly line workers to cut down on the time it takes to assemble the cars' components.

The plant began assembling 2014 Sonatas in October and officials say the facility is expected to begin producing 2014 Elantras this week.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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