(West Point, GA.) July 10, 2013 – Today, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) provided $25,000 to the Troup County Board of Tax Assessors. The funding is part of the plant’s $400,000 overall commitment to the Board of Tax Assessors and will be used to fund additional manpower at the board’s discretion.
“We hope that the additional funding and increased manpower will benefit the Board of Tax Assessors in the years to come,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration.
“We thank KMMG for today’s contribution and commitment,” said Wayne Bartley, chairman of the Troup County Board of Tax Assessors. “This additional funding will go a long way toward making sure the citizens of this county can continue to have confidence in all property valuations.”
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: Pictured are Dana Eaton, chief appraiser; Vivian White, personal property appraiser; Wayne Bartley, chairman of the Troup County Board of Assessors; Dan Smith, assistant chief appraiser; and Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration.