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Plant holds grand opening

Hyundai Power Transformers celebrated the grand opening of its Montgomery manufacturing facility Nov. 18. Shown are (L-R) Jai-Song Lee, President and CEO of HHI; Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon; Gov. Robert Bentley; and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. (Advocate Staff/Ashley Vansant)

Hyundai Power Transformers USA celebrated the grand opening of its Montgomery manufacturing facility Friday, Nov. 18.

The $108 million plant, located at Interstate Industrial Park near Hope Hull, will manufacture power transformers for utility companies and other firms.

The nearly 260,000-square foot plant, already has about 100 employees and plans to add another 400.

The company employs a number of Butler County residents, said Public Relations Specialist Meghan Branum, herself a Greenville native.

Greenville joined Montgomery and other surrounding municipalities offering incentives to attract Hyundai to the area.

Greenville’s pledge was for $333,000 over three years.

“We sure want to be part of the Hyundai family because they’ve done a lot for Greenville and for Butler County,” said Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon.