WEST POINT, Ga. March 8, 2010 — Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) announced today that it will be serving as the event sponsor for the Chattahoochee Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s 2010 “Distinguished Citizen” Award Dinner on March 23 at the Callaway Center in LaGrange.
D. Lindner of the Troup County Development Authority will serve as the dinner chair and Jane Fryer, the recently retired president of the LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce, will be the 2010 recipient of the “Distinguished Citizen” Award as the Boy Scouts of America celebrate 100 years of scouting.
“I am delighted that Kia is serving as the event sponsor for our 2010 dinner,” Lindner said. “I think it is very appropriate considering where Kia is now, just celebrating its grand opening here in Troup County and with this being the 100th anniversary for Boy Scouts.
” Both Lindner and Fryer worked hand in hand with Kia officials as part of the local delegation working to bring KMMG to West Point and each has remained a big part as the project has progressed.
“Both D. and Jane have meant so much to KMMG during the past four years as we have continued to move forward,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s director of human resources and administration. “Jane Fryer is most certainly a worthy recipient of the ‘Distinguished Citizen’ Award as she has worked day and night for many years for the betterment of our community.
” Anyone who would like to attend this event can contact Rodney Brundidge, district director, at 706-405-9912 for reservation information. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Callaway Center in LaGrange. Dinner will then begin at 7 p.m.
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 full mass production of the 2011 Kia Sorento on November 16, 2009. At full capacity, the plant will have the ability to build 300,000 vehicles annually. The 2011 Kia Sorento is assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.