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Korean solar company bringing new jobs to Dalton with $2.5 billion plant expansion

From Local 3 News: Thousands of new jobs are coming to the Northwest Georgia area.


On Wednesday, Hanwha Q Cells, a South Korean based solar manufacturer, announced a $2.5-billion investment to expand the company’s Dalton plant on Nexus Drive.


As part of the investment, the company will also build a new plant northwest of Atlanta.


In all, the company will create 2,500 solar manufacturing jobs in Georgia.

A press release from the company says most of the jobs that will be created will not require a four-year degree.


The release did not provide details about how much the jobs will pay the workers who fill them.