(West Point, GA.) July 29, 2014–Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) has contributed $600,000 to Troup County’s THINC College and Career Academy as part of the plant’s $3 million commitment to the school.
With the THINC College and Career Academy contribution, KMMG has donated more than $6.4 million to the local community since 2008.
“KMMG is a learning organization that is committed to supporting the community we call home,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s senior vice president of human resources and administration. “The THINC College and Career Academy contribution is the latest example of Kia’s long-term commitment to this region’s workforce of today and tomorrow.”
Ricky Wolfe, chairman of the Troup County Board of Commissioners, thanked KMMG for the support it was providing to Troup County’s workforce.
“We expect the career academy to have a positive impact on many of the families in this area,” said Wolfe. “We are fortunate to have a committed corporate partner like KMMG here in Troup County.”
THINC is a charter school approved by the Troup County Board of Education that will utilize partnerships with local businesses and industries to better prepare students for college and careers.
Photo Caption: Pictured, Randy Jackson, KMMG’s senior vice president of human resources and administration; presents a check for $600,000 to Troup County’s THINC College and Career Academy. Shown with Jackson are members of a variety of community organizations including the Troup County Board of Commissioners, the THINC College and Career Academy and Troup County Schools.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Sorento CUV and the Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models in the U.S.