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Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Celebrates Third Annual Team Member Appreciation Day

Posted on May 21st, 2012 by Patrick Sands

West Point, Ga., May 21, 2012 – On Sunday, more than 6,000 team members and guests of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) gathered for the company’s Third Annual “Team Member Appreciation Day” at the plant to recognize the hard work and dedication of its team members. The day included a wide variety of entertainment, including appearances by Atlanta Hawks legends Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb and the championship-winning Kia Racing team, and featured a fireworks display that could be seen throughout the 2,259-acre KMMG site that produces the company’s best-selling vehicles in the U.S. – the Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan[1].

Mr. Byung Mo Ahn, the Group President and CEO for Kia Motors America and KMMG, spoke to team members and their families during the event. Ahn recognized them for the most recent accolade of being named “Large Manufacturer of the Year” by the State of Georgia and for their hard work and dedication that has contributed to making KMMG a leader in automotive production.


“Your extraordinary work has earned KMMG recognition around the globe as a top automotive manufacturer,” said Ahn.


About Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the 2012 Sorento CUV and the 2012 Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models in 2011. Beginning in 2012, the plant has the ability to build 360,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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[1] The Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally –sourced parts.


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