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International Business

Foreign Investment

Company Employees Product
BRAZIL  
Fras-le North America 150 Block/Disc Braks
CHINA  
Shandong Swan USA 10 Cotton Gin Equipment
FRANCE  
Faurecia 3 Exhaust Systems
Hodgson Concrete Company, Inc. 35 Ready-Mix Concrete
GERMANY  
Gerhardi 235 Injection Molding/Electroplating
IRELAND  
Mid-South Paving, Inc. 50 Asphalt/Aggregates
JAPAN  
Denso Manufacturing 45 Automobile HVAC
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. 330 Branded Pharmaceuticals
 M-Tek, Inc. 140 Plastic Injection Molding
NIFCO 25 Automobile Interior parts
Rheem Water Heaters 1,147 Water Heaters
Ricoh Business Solutions 9 Office Equipment
Thermalex, Inc. 210 Aluminum Extrusion
SAUDI ARABIA  
SABIC Innovative Plastics 315 Plastic Resin
SINGAPORE  
VT Miltope 146 Computer Storage Devices
SOUTH KOREA 
A-Hiteco 26 Automobile Parts
Auto Electronic America, LLC 14 Factory Automation Systems
Chowel Weldparts 200 Resistance Welding
CS Eng 25 Pallets, Containers, and Steel Fabrication
Daehan Solutions 250 Sound Insulation Components
DAS North America 417 Seat Components
Dyvis, Inc. 150 Recycling
E & I, Inc. 22 Sealants/Undercoatings
Glovia – Total Safety Corp. 8 Safety Gloves
Glovis Alabama 832 Warehousing/Logistics
Glovis America 545 Logistics
Hanil USA 330 Plastic/Steel Tube Components
Hantal Alabama Corp. 90 Painting of Auto Body Parts and Chassis
Hinge Tech USA 10 Conveyor Belts/Small Cranes
HSS 25 Logistics
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama 3,100 Automobiles
Hyundai Power Transformers USA, Inc. 308 Electrical Transformers
KJ USA 7 Seats
KOAM Maintenance 10 Forklift Maintenance/Repair
Kukdong 10 Brake and Washer Fluids, Antifreeze
Kyungshin Lear 64 Wiring Harnesses
MOBIS Alabama, LLC 1,400 Cockpit and Chassis Modules, Bumper Assembly
PHA Body Systems 140 Door Modules
Seco Komos 7 Steering Wheels
Sejong Alabama, USA 140 Mufflers and Exhaust Systems
Seung Kwang, LLC 74 Conveyors
Sewon 3 Warehousing and Distribution
Shinsung Petrochemical 20 Sealants and Fluids
SSA Packaging 50 Warehousing and Logistics
Sungwon Alabama Corp. 20 Process Control Equipment Wiring
Sungwoo USA Corporation 8 Batteries
Sys-Con LLC 105 General Contracting
YESAC, Alabama Corporation 80 Automation Machinery, Pallets and Racks
YESOL Corporation 20 Logistics
SPAIN 
Viscofan USA 156 Meat Casings
TAIWAN
Regitar U.S.A., Inc. 27 Ignition Parts and Power Tools
UNITED KINGDOM  
GKN Aerospace 1,000 Aircraft Parts

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FROM SOUTH KOREA

In 2002, South Korean-based Hyundai Motor Company selected Montgomery as the location of its first North American production facility, a $1 billion investment. Shortly after, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) was incorporated. HMMA has received numerous awards, including most efficient and productive auto OEM in North America.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICER SCHOOL

Montgomery is home to Maxwell Air Force Base and the Air University International Officer School (IOS).  Established in 1954, IOS has graduated more than 11,000 high-ranking international officers from 136 countries. Last year more than 350 international officers representing 76 nations participated in the program. The school educates international officers about American society, institutions and ideals. It introduces them to the political, military and socio-economic aspects of American culture. Montgomery residents embrace these international officers and their families during their stay. Relationships are maintained after these officers go on to lead their country’s military operations.

MONTGOMERY KOREAN SATURDAY SCHOOL

The Montgomery Korean Saturday School:

  • Serves more than 300 students, kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Certified Korean teachers
  • Structured classroom spaces
  • Curriculum focuses on math, Chinese characters and Korean language
  • Preparation for transition back to Korean education system

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICE

Montgomery offers a personalized assimilation program that ensures successful transitions for international families. Established in 2002, this program has helped hundreds of international families experience a smooth and positive relocation to Montgomery.

Examples of Services:

  • Housing
  • School selection assistance for children
  • Medical needs
  • English classes / instruction
  • Administrative / bureaucratic / legal issues
  • Lifestyle
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