Do you know West Point?
If you ask an automotive assembly plant designer, chances are the West Point he is thinking about won’t have statues of General MacArthur or cadets in full uniform.
It will be this place.
Nearly a million square feet loaded with over a billion dollars worth of assembly equipment. 360,000 cars a year. Three shifts. Three models. Over 3,000 employees with easily 15,000 more people getting indirect employment from the activities of this one complex.
When you enter the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Auto Plant (KMMG), you enter a colossus. Typically, a visitor will get a planned presentation in a side room near the lobby, a quick tour of the plant, and a token of remembrance that is similar to the gifts you get for becoming a valued member at an NPR or PBS telethon.
In my case it was a coffee mug with the word Kia emblazoned on it. A nice memento for a half day’s worth of sightseeing.
But other folks experience a lifetime’s worth of memories.
What about you?
Have you ever visited or worked at… an assembly plant?