West Georgia Technical College class visits KMMG

Published 6:06 pm Friday, November 3, 2017


On Sept. 27, the West Georgia Technical College Drafting Technology and CAD class visited Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, located in West Point, Georgia.

The company employs more than 3,000  people on site and the plant represents a nearly $3 billion dollar investment to date. In addition to manufacturing the Kia Sorento SUV and the Kia Optima, the plant also produces the Hyundai Santa Fe, as Hyundai is the parent company of Kia. Hyundai operates a world-class facility just outside of Montgomery, Alabama as well.

“Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea,” said Patrick Sands, the public relations assistant manager for KMMG. “KMMG has the ability to build over 360,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.”

Sands also talked about a few of Kia’s many community outreach programs, where the company gives back and team members participate countless “good works” programs throughout the area.

“At KMMG we take the responsibility that comes with community service to heart,” Sands said. “We understand the importance of giving back to the region to enhance the quality of life for both current and future generations.”

West Georgia Technical College has campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties and offers over 120 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the fourth largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Drafting Technology & CAD program at West Georgia Technical College, please visit Westgatech.edu or contact the instructor, Lee, at buddy.lee@westgatech.edu. For more information about Kia or the KMMG facility in West Point, Georgia, please visit Kia.com or KMMGusa.com.