(West Point, GA.) Dec. 21, 2012 – Today, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) provided $400,000 in funding support to the Troup County Development Authority.
“The Troup County Development Authority has always been supportive of KMMG and has helped to make our success in Troup County possible,” said Randy Jackson, the Kia plant’s vice president of human resources and administration. “We consider the Troup County Development Authority a critical partner for KMMG and a big part of our team here at the facility along with the City of West Point, Troup County, Harris County and the State of Georgia.”
Ricky Wolfe, the chairman of the Troup County Commission, thanked KMMG for the support and for the plant’s commitment to Troup County.
“I can tell you firsthand that KMMG is committed to this area’s growth and success,” said Wolfe. “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated corporate partner here in Troup County and we look forward to many years of continued partnership with KMMG.”
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 2013 Sorento CUV and the 2013 Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models. Beginning in 2012, the plant has the ability to build 360,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.
Caption: Pictured, Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration, presents a check for $400,000 to the Troup County Development Authority.