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Our strong communities and diverse and growing population keep Macon County on rise.
With a large laborshed and high education standards, Macon’s strength is its people.


Macon County is ideally located in the center of the Southeast US Automotive Industry. In 2016, more than 1,200,000 vehicles were built within 150 miles of our location and the Macon County laborshed has on average 1,311% more Automotive Manufacturers and Suppliers than the US average. With an ideal location in the Car Corridor, Macon County's automotive industry has grown on average 142% more than the US average.

With a large available CSX Certified Select Site, immediate access to Interstate, CSX Class 1 rail, commercial air access, a robust available workforce and many skilled training universities and centers, Macon County offers the automotive industry a unique opportunity to succeed.

Area Automotive Companies

Hanon Systems

  • Leader in innovative thermal and energy management solutions
  • Develops and manufactures automotive climate control products for automotive original equipment manufacturers and after-service suppliers


  • Assembly and manufacturing plant for cars and automotive parts
  • Facility opened in 2015
  • One of the most advanced automotive plants in North America


  • Automotive engineering and building plants
  • Brand new $1.6 billion car plant to be built in 2019-2020
  • 4,000 new jobs


  • Provides logistics support and distribute automotive parts between Hyundai, Kia and automotive suppliers
  • 40,000 square-foot facility in Macon County receives, quality-tests, inventories, and distributes auto parts and components


Trenholm State Technical College

  • The Automotive Technology program is designed to teach students the basic principles of all eight areas of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certifications (engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance) as required by industry today
  • Program options include Short Term Certificate, Certificate, and Associate in Applied Science Degree

Southern Union State Community College

  • Students completing the Automotive Technology program can pursue careers as automotive service technicians, service advisors, parts salespersons, or automobile specialists
  • The program helps prepare students for the nationally recognized industry credentials for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

  • The Automotive Manufacturing program includes instruction in machine operations, production line operations, engineering analysis, systems analysis, instrumentation, physical controls, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), manufacturing planning, quality control, and informational infrastructure
  • Program options include Short Term Certificate and Certificate

Columbus Technical College

  • Offers 13 programs related to the automotive industry including Automotive Technology and Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • The Automotive Technology Diploma program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment
  • The Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair basic electrical/electronic automotive systems

Wallace State Community College Dothan

  • The Automotive Service Technology program provides students with knowledge about how vehicles’ complex components work and interact, as well as give students the ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and computer-based technical reference materials while maintaining their skills with traditional hand tools

West Georgia Technical College

  • Offers an Automotive Technology Diploma program
  • Offers 6 technical certificate programs related to the automotive industry including Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician and Automotive Engine Repair Technician

Ingram State Technical College

  • Offers career technical programs in Automotive Mechanics and Auto Body Repair

Bevill State Community College

  • 9 Automotive Degree programs
  • An average of 90 students graduate annually in Automotive Sciences

Gadsden State Community College

  • 5 Automotive Degree programs
  • An average of 60 students graduate annually in Automotive Sciences

Lawson State Community College

  • 6 Automotive Degree programs
  • An average of 50 students graduate annually in Automotive Sciences

Automotive Companies in our Laborshed

Automotive Companies vs US Average

Skilled Labor in our Laborshed

Skilled Labor Vs US Average

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Joe Turnham
608 Dibble Street, Suite 7
Tuskegee, AL 36083