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Albany Tech sends machine to W. Georgia Tech

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April 18, 2008

Albany--Albany Technical College is sending machinery to West Georgia Technical College, to help train employees for the new KIA auto plant being built in West Point.

 A moving company is taking apart this automated plastic injection molding machine, that has been part of Albany Tech's industrial training center for years.

The industries that supported this type of training are no longer in Southwest Georgia, but it will be perfect to train future employees of the KIA plant how to make bumpers and dashboards for cars.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Joe Dan Banker said  "the buttons may be organized a little bit differently than this, but all the operations and technology is exactly the same, so they will be good with this."

The $300,00 machine will be shipped to West Georgia Technical College next week, and should be set up and training students this summer.

The KIA plant is expected to create two thousand 600 jobs, with an economic development of more than one billion dollars when it starts production in 2009.

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