(West Point, GA.) Dec. 17, 2012 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) provided an $8,000 donation to the Troup County School System on Thursday that will be used to provide Child ID kits to children in the local community.
The Child ID kits will allow parents to store comprehensive and confidential records and descriptions and quickly share this information with police and other responders, saving valuable time in the event of an emergency.
“The well being of the children in our community is of critical importance to Kia Motors and the team members of KMMG,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration. “We thank Dr. Cole Pugh and the Troup County School System for their willingness to be our partner in this project to help increase the safety for this area’s children.”
Pugh thanked KMMG for the plant’s commitment to giving back to the local community.
“Ka Motors Manufacturing Georgia continues to demonstrate corporate citizenship by giving back to the community,” said Pugh. “We are thankful for Kia’s support. The child identification kits will greatly benefit our students.”
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, from left: Dr. Cole Pugh, superintendent of the Troup County School System, Tina Duckett, director of public relations for the Troup County School System, Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration, Joy Johnston, KMMG public relations specialist, and John Darden, chairman of the Troup County Board of Education.