Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. resumed full mass production on Monday following a fire at a key supplier Daehan on March 17 that caused delays at the plant last week.
In a press release, Byung Mo Ahn, Group President and CEO of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, said that KMMG's quick resumption of full production after the fire was a testament to this region's teamwork and also its commitment to Kia's success. More than 250 team members, special experts from the Hyundai Motor Group and responders from KMMG suppliers voluntarily participated all together in the clean-up and recovery efforts.
"To have such a rapid and complete recovery would not have been possible without the strong support received from the State of Georgia, Troup County, Harris County, the City of West Point, the Hyundai Motor Group, suppliers and our team members," said Ahn. "It is remarkable that our production is back online just one week later, and I want to say a heartfelt thank you for the continued and ongoing efforts."