Kia’s Georgia Manufacturing Plant Launches Public Tours
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) is commemorating its 10th anniversary by offering a new public tour program to thank the local community. Stuart Countess, KMMG’s chief operating officer. “This will be a great opportunity for the local community to see the world-class quality that the KMMG team puts into each one of our products.”
KMMG was the first Kia manufacturing site in North America. Located in West Point, KMMG manufactures the Telluride, Sorento and Optima. KMMG produces 340,000 vehicles a year and supplies 940 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. It also ships vehicles to Mexico, the Caribbean and Pacific nations. It operates 24 hours a day
West Point sits on the border of Alabama and Georgia and has a population of 3700. Kia invested $1.6B in the 2,200-acre plant and surrounding community. It employs 14,000 full-time workers and has provided an economic boon to the area.
Tours will be offered 9 AM to 1:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursdays. Reservations are required. You may submit requests by calling the tour hotline 706.902.7771 or sending an email to KMMGPR@kmmgusa.com. Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. You will receive a confirmation from KMMG Team Relations.
Here is some other important information:
- Please note the preferred tour date/time
- Please include the name and ages of each participant
- The reservation window for each tour closes 24 hours prior to its start
- Children between 6-12 will be permitted to tour, but must be accompanied by an adult
- All visitors must wear long pants and enclosed toe shoes.
- Tobacco products and firearms are strictly prohibited
- Dress accordingly for weather
- All tours will be subject to cancellation with little or no notice
Mitch Jones, Service & Parts Director said, “If you ever get the opportunity, take the tour. It is one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen. It’s fascinating to see the production process from start to finish from the assembly line to technology and robots and training plant staff. The final inspection and quality control process are unbelievably detailed. From there, the cars go to the test track where they are put through rigorous paces.”