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KMMG Team Members Travel to Korea for Skills Training

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 by Patrick Sands

Team members will train at Kia’s state-of-the-art R&D center  

West Point, Ga. Jan. 3, 2012 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is sending 160 team members to Korea in January to receive intensive “skill-up” training, and a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience as guests of Kia Motors Corporation.


The training will take place at Kia Motors’ state-of-the-art research and development center in Namyang, Korea. The Namyang R&D Center is a cutting-edge facility that encompasses the complete vehicle design process, from pre-design studies and prototyping to full-scale aerodynamic testing and comprehensive crash testing.


More than 1,200 KMMG team members have had the opportunity to train in Korea. The training helps team members enhance their skills in order to build excellent quality into every vehicle produced at KMMG.


“Quality is a top priority for KMMG; it is a matter of pride with all of our team members,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration. “Our team members strive to make outstanding progress in all aspects of training and learning the Kia Way philosophy.”


The Kia Way is a philosophy, a set of operating principles that define the KMMG workplace culture and establish a “one system/one team” approach. The Kia Way is built on trust, mutual respect and open communication among all Team Members to ensure continuous improvement in our quest to be the best and most innovative manufacturing plant in the United States.


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 of the 2011 Kia Sorento on Nov. 16, 2009. Beginning in 2012, the plant will have the ability to build 360,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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