(LaGrange, GA.) Sept. 19, 2016 – On Saturday, team members of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) joined the Georgia Department of Transportation, The Ray, Georgia Conservancy and the Chattahoochee Nature Center to install a 7,000-square foot pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center along Interstate 85 in West Point. Team members transplanted more than 2,000 pollinator plants in all.
“Participating in this project and being a charter member of The Ray gives our team members a wonderful opportunity to give back to our region while making a positive impact on our environment,” said KMMG Chief Administrative Officer Stuart C. Countess. “KMMG team members always bring a ‘Can Do Mindset’ to any project, and this is certainly no exception.”
The Ray is an 18-mile corridor on Interstate 85 from the Georgia-Alabama line to Exit 18, named in memory of sustainable business pioneer Ray C. Anderson. In 2015, Kia sponsored the installation of Georgia DOT’s first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the West Point Visitor Information Center.
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.
Caption 1 (Stuart and Reid): KMMG CAO Stuart C. Countess works with fourth grader Reid Hodges on the pollinator garden project at the West Point Visitor Information Center on Saturday.
Caption 2 (Group Shot): KMMG team members and their families participated in the pollinator garden project at the West Point Visitor Information Center on Saturday.