Deal: Dasan Machineries creates 150 jobs in Gwinnett County

May 15, 2014

Korea-based defense manufacturer will invest $30 million in a manufacturing facility in Duluth

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Dasan Machineries, a Korea-based manufacturer, will locate to Gwinnett County, creating 150 jobs and investing $30 million into the project over the next three years.

“Our longstanding business relationship with Korea is evident when state-of-the-art companies such as Dasan Machineries choose Georgia when they expand in this country,” said Deal. “Dasan Machineries’ decision to move its first U.S. headquarters here is a testament to Georgia’s top-ranked workforce, interconnected highways and railway systems.”

The Duluth-based facility will be the company’s first headquarters in the United States. The company will use high-precision machinery to manufacture components for the automotive and defense industries at this new location.

"We were drawn to Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia because of the pro-business environment, skilled workforce and existing infrastructure that is available in the region," said Jin Noh, president of Dasan USA. "We were further excited to learn that Duluth is the center of Georgia's Korean-American community. As a family-owned business, we place a high value on being locally involved and hope to positively contribute to the area's growth and success for years to come."

For more than 20 years, Dasan Machineries has been a leading producer of high-quality steel parts and components for the defense, auto and avionic industries.

Georgia has had continuous representation in Korea since 1985. Currently, there are more than 60 Korean facilities that operate in the state. Bill Dobbs, director of the ADAM (aerospace, defense, advanced manufacturing) team at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), partnered with the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to assist the company on behalf of the state.

“It was a pleasure to meet Byung Hak Kim, Dasan Machineries’ CEO and owner, during our trade mission and personally thank him for investing in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Dasan’s strong global presence, high-quality products, and continued growth make it a welcome addition to our international business community.”

“Georgia’s manufacturing hub is gaining global recognition,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Dasan Machineries’ job creation adds to the roughly one-third of Georgians in the automotive industry who are employed by Korean companies, and I am confident that our qualified talent pool will further the success of this leading global company.”

Hiring for the new facility has already begun. Interested candidates should email dasan@dasanusa.com.  

About Dasan Machineries

With more than 20 years of hands-on experience, Dasan Machineries continually perfects its expertise in Investment Casting and Precision Machining in order to manufacture high-quality steel parts and components for industries inclusive to defense, auto and avionic. Its products are manufactured for both military and civilian specifications and globally supplied to leading firearms manufacturers.

Today, Dasan proudly collaborates with partners and clients within its global network in order to deliver its customers effective solutions.