(West Point, GA.) June 27, 2013 – Today, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) provided $850,000 in funding to the City of West Point to be used at the city’s discretion.
“We are so proud to call the City of West Point our home and look forward to many successful years to come,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration. “Kia is committed to making a difference in this community because the city is a critical partner and we owe our success to the unwavering support and spirit of partnership with the region.”
Today’s contribution is the first part of KMMG’s $6.65 million commitment to the city over the next several years.
“The City of West Point is thankful for KMMG’s support of our citizens and our community revitalization efforts. This contribution of $850,000 to the City of West Point and the West Point Development Authority is substantial and meaningful,” said Ferguson. “The majority of these funds will be directed at the areas defined by the 10th Street Redevelopment Plan and will be the largest investment made in a part of our city that greatly needs it. This contribution illustrates Kia’s commitment to improving this community for everyone.”
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.
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Caption: Shown from left are West Point City Council Members Ben Wilcox and Judy Wilkinson, West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson IV, David Lyons, project manager for the West Point Development Authority; Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration, West Point City Clerk Richard McCoy and West Point City Council Member Gerry Ledbetter.