West Point contract could add 100 jobs

Asia Ashley Staff Writer

November 12, 2013

West Point City Council Monday approved a contract to potentially bring 100 new jobs to the city.

The agreement is a $15 million investment with KOPLA, a specialist in the production of automobile parts, according to City Manager Ed Moon. The Korean-based company is aimed at supplying a high-functional polymer to Hyundai and Kia.

Moon said the company will bring 100 new jobs to the area and will be located in the Harris County Industrial Park. No further information about the project could be released at this time, pending state approval, he said, which could take up to two weeks.

According to a Korean news source, Korea IT Times, construction for the project was expected to begin last October and is expected to begin full-scale production in January 2015.

In other business, Council approved the rezoning and annexation request of two tracts of land from Harris County. The approval adds 11.85 acres, owned by the Harris County Development Authority, into the city.