Kia to build first plant in the U.S.Kia Motors “Kia” redirects here. For other uses, see KIA.
Kia Motors is South Korea's 2nd largest automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Its CEO is Chung Eui-sun. The American arm is Kia Motors America. Corporation (KMC KMC
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The plant will begin production in 2009. The manufacturing facility is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per year at maximum capacity and will be built on 2,200 acres.
Approximately 2,500 jobs will be created in Troup County and the surrounding areas.
"The decision by KMC to build a manufacturing plant in the United States demonstrates its confidence in our ability to further grow sales in the North American North American
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Construction is currently underway on a dedicated Kia corporate campus in Irvine, CA. Expected to open in December, it will include a 65,000-sq-ft design center.
In total, Kia Motors has invested more than $300 million in the United States over the last four years, including a state-of-the-art research and development center in Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, city (1990 pop. 109,592), seat of Washtenaw co., S Mich., on the Huron River; inc. 1851. It is a research and educational center, with a large number of government and industrial research and development firms, many in high-technology fields such as , MI, and a custom-built vehicle proving grounds in Mojave, CA.
Kia Motors America--the sales, marketing, and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corp. in Seoul, South Korea--offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 630 dealers throughout the United States. Kia Motors Corporation, www.rsleads.com/605tp-157