Korean firm plans to hire 500 workers for new $150 million solar module plant in Dalton

Hanwha Q. Cells

A Korean manufacturer of solar panels plans to build a $150 million plant in Dalton, Georgia, and create 500 jobs over the next three years.

Hanwha Q CELLS Korea announced plans Wednesday to build a 300,000-square-foot factory in the Carbondale Business Park along Interstate 75 in Whitfield County, Georgia, to produce and assemble photovoltaic modules, beginning in the first quarter of next year.

photo Carbondale Business Park is along Interstate 75 in Whitfield County, Georgia.

"We are excited to bring our technology leadership to Georgia in manufacturing solar modules and look forward to building long-term relationships to further expand our manufacturing base and contribute to environmentally sustainable energy solutions," said James Choi, vice president of Hanwha Q CELLS Korea.

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