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Georgia to Welcome New Kia Motors Plant

Georgia to Welcome New Kia Motors Plant

Thursday, March 16, 2006
 
Kia Motors Corp., Seoul, South Korea, will set up its first U.S. plant in West Point, GA. Production will begin in 2009 and the $1.2-billion factory will employ 2500 workers. The facility, near the Alabama border, is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per year at maximum capacity. The Korean carmaker also said that five to six auto suppliers are expected to set up nearby, resulting in the creation of an additional 2000 jobs.

 

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