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Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia’s annual summer shutdown to include repainting of water tower

Posted on June 8th, 2012 by Patrick Sands

West Point, Ga., June 8, 2012 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) will suspend production starting Monday, June 11 for its annual one-week summer shutdown.


Shutdown provides an opportunity for maintenance and for other departments to perform tasks and special projects that are not possible during a rigorous production schedule. Among those projects will be the repainting of the one million gallon water tower located on the 650-acre KMMG building pad.


“We hope our team members and their families will enjoy this break together and return relaxed and rejuvenated,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration. “Team members have again put forth a tremendous effort during the first half of 2012. We are excited about coming back and continuing to meet our 2012 goals together as one system, one team.”


Regular production will resume at KMMG on Monday, June 18 at 6:30 a.m.


About Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

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 2012 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.

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