GLOVIS America announces a new inland distribution center for imported vehicles will be located in the old General Motors plant in Shreveport.
Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says at the facility, Kia and Hyundai vehicles coming from other countries, will receive equipment and exterior upgrades.
“These cars will have all kinds of different dealer options installed, security systems, mud flaps, sunroof accessories, those types of things.”
GLOVIS is a part of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. Pierson says GLOVIS will make a one million dollar capital investment and the project will bring in many new jobs.
“We’ll have 150 new direct jobs and certainly there is a multiplier effect associated with that and we’re really pleased to breathe some life back into the Hyundai operation there.”
A hiring date has not been set. The average salary is expected to be around 32,000 dollars, plus benefits. Pierson says this will also result in about 246 indirect jobs. The former GM plant has been vacant since 2012 so, he says it’s great to have autoworkers back at the facility.
“Certainly been a part of aggressively marketing this great facility, the infrastructure is there, rail, the interstate highway, the large power requirements can be met.”