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News of  March 20, 2002


Hyundai Motor America to Break Ground on $17 Million Regional Headquarters And Parts Distribution Center

New, Larger Facility to Expand Service to Midwest Region

What: Frank Ferrara, vice president of Parts at Hyundai Motor America, will be joined by elected officials and Hyundai and Kia executives to break ground on the new Central Region Office and Parts Distribution Center in Aurora, Ill.

The $17 million, 350,000 square foot facility is the largest built-to-suit project in the I-88 market in the last three years. Slated for completion at the end of this year, the expanded Parts Distribution Center will employ 20 percent more employees than the current center, almost double its warehouse and docking space and increase its technical training classroom space.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2002, 10:00 a.m. CST

Why: The expansion of Hyundai Motor America's Central Region Office and Parts Distribution Center is another step toward the company's growth, both in the Midwest and throughout the United States. Hyundai's sales have grown more than 300 percent in the last three years, and this expansion will provide improved service to Hyundai dealers in the Midwest.

Who: Executives from Hyundai, Prime Group Realty Trust, ClayCo Construction and local, state and federal elected officials will be in attendance including:

  • Frank Ferrara, vice president of Parts, Hyundai Motor America
  • Charlie Johnpeter, general manager of the Central Region Office 
  • Jim Meisch, Aurora Alderman-at-large 
  • Sherman Jenkins, Executive Director, Aurora Economic Development Commission 
  • Stephanie Tonnies, District Director, State Rep. Tim Schmitz

Where: Corner of Sequoia and Edgelawn Drive, Adjacent to the I-88 Tollway in the Prime Aurora Business Park

(March 18, 2002)

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