Localization around Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia has resulted in the creation of more than 14,000 jobs
Posted on September 9th, 2013 by Patrick Sands
(West Point, GA.) Sept. 9, 2013 – Since the start of hiring for production team members in 2008, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia’s (KMMG) presence in West Point is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 jobs in the region.
KMMG currently employs more than 3,000 team members and operates three shifts of production. Approximately 7,000 jobs have been created by Georgia-based suppliers and an additional 4,000 positions have resulted from new plant startups and added shifts from suppliers in Alabama.
“KMMG’s success since the start of production on Nov. 16, 2009 is truly remarkable, and the resulting localization of suppliers in the region continues to gain momentum,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s vice president of human resources and administration. “Our team members have pride in every single vehicle built at KMMG. That commitment to quality and continuous improvement has resulted in a growing number of jobs and increased investment in the surrounding region and we look forward to even more jobs being created in the future.”
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.