West Point, Ga. — Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia’s (KMMG) Team members contributed to a voluntary plant-wide collection of wildlife rescue supplies in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For five consecutive days, collection bins were made available to team members to donate paper towels, heavy duty trash bags, baby blankets and bath towels. At the end of the week, KMMG’s Production Control Department loaded the supplies into a caravan of 2011 Kia Sorentos and delivered them to the Wildlife Refuge at the Gulf Coast.
“We are proud of all of our team members for their contributions to the Gulf rescue efforts through this plant-wide collection activity. This event was completely organized and executed at the team member level, both hourly and salaried, with the support of our Senior Leadership. Their combined efforts really exemplify the heart and soul of our KMMG Team,” said Chris Miller, Senior Manager of KMMG’s Production Control Department. .
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 is scheduled to begin production in the last quarter of 2009. At full capacity, the plant will have the ability to produce 300,000 vehicles annually and employ approximately 2,500 team members.