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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Hyundai Motor Company's Montgomery automobile plant is setting sales records, and crews are working around the clock to produce more vehicles that ever for hungry consumers.

The plant could soon start recruiting workers from a nearby high school.

WSFA 12 News looked at Hyundai's sales numbers and the school system that could funnel employees to the plant in the future.

Hyundai announced record-breaking sales numbers in August. So big, the production plant can hardly keep up with the demand.

"The inventory on the ground is about 30 days, and sometimes less...," says spokesman Robert Burns. That's even with employees working around the clock.

"We have to continue to work 3 shifts, 24 hrs a day, a couple of Saturdays in August..." Burns added.

So the plant will welcome new, skilled workers that Elmore County educators are hoping to soon produce.

"Take baby steps towards creating career academies," says Elmore Co. Superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham.

Langham met Wednesday with businesses in the River Region in hopes of creating a partnership to teach high school students the skills they need to move right into a career when they graduate.

"It truly will give real-world experiences that will be that direct link with the local career opportunities," Langham explained. He says they are in the first steps of such a process.

Burns says Hyundai's Montgomery plant cranks out about 1550 cars a day, about half are Sonatas and the other half Elantras. It built 37,000 vehicles in August, another record.

The numbers are big and could easily keep growing.

"Who knows what the future holds for this facility..." Burns says.

The plant employees 3,100 full-time team members and another 400 temporary workers to fill in when people are out.

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