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The plant will include a new automated production unit, a proprietary Kumho system that's supposed to help boost efficiency.
Seoul-based Kumho is the world’s 18th-largest tire maker, operating eight tire plants in China, South Korea, Vietnam and the U.S.
The Macon plant is the company's first American manufacturing facility. Since the Macon plant opened, China's Quingdao Doublestar Group acquired a controlling interest in Kumho Tire, in part due to the financial distress of the former Korean parent.
The Macon plant makes tires 17 inches or larger for passenger vehicles.
Miller did not note any incentives that government will give to the project.