08.19.19

Senator David Perdue Tours Kia Manufacturing Plant In West Point

“In just ten years, Kia has made a remarkable impact on the state of Georgia and the West Point community.”

WEST POINT, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today toured the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) facility in West Point. This facility is the only Kia manufacturing plant in the United States and the only automaker in Georgia.

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“In just ten years, Kia has made a remarkable impact on the state of Georgia and the West Point community,” said Senator Perdue. “Kia supports thousands of jobs across our state, and their employees are some of the best in the business. Their commitment to workforce development is extremely impressive. By partnering with local school systems and college and career academies, Kia is helping develop a pipeline of highly-skilled technicians and engineers. Kia has also been able to open up global markets for American-made goods through Georgia’s ports. I am proud KMMG calls Georgia home and appreciate their significant contributions to our state’s economy.”

“Since the announcement that Kia was coming to Georgia, we have been privileged to have a very positive and productive relationship with our home state,” said Jangsoo (Jason) Shin, KMMG’s President and CEO. “We were proud to showcase our facilities to Senator Perdue today and appreciate his leadership in the United States Senate and here in the state of Georgia. Senator Perdue has been a longtime supporter of KMMG and we thank him and the entire state of Georgia for being so welcoming to Kia during our first decade of production.”

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 When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.