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Byline: Deborah Willoughby
Nov. 27--Frank Barnes likes his job building doors for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing. But when he spent two weeks at the Namyang Research and Development Center near Seoul, South Korea, he was so impressed that he thought about making a change.
"I volunteered to stay for three years, but they laughed and told me to go back to Alabama and build cars," he said with a smile.
This fall, Barnes was among 75 Hyundai employees to travel from Montgomery to South Korea to prepare for production of the 2007 Santa Fe sport utility vehicle. The prototype for the new Santa Fe is being built at the Montgomery plant, with production …