New Kia Plant In Georgia? What New Kia Plant?

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
new kia plant in georgia what new kia plant

Yesterday, South Korea’s Financial News said Kia is talking to Georgia state officials about constructing a new plant, called “KMMG 2” with an annual output of 150,000 units. This in addition to the plant Kia already has in West Point, GA. Reuters asked around, and received nothing but denials.

“The report is all groundless,” a Kia Motors spokesman told the wire. A spokeswoman for the Georgia department of economic development said there are no talks, but she would welcome them should they ever happen. West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson likewise was oblivious. It sounds like the plans for the plant were Made Up In Korea.

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  • NotFast NotFast on Apr 25, 2013

    Bertel: is that you in the front row, second from the right in a black coat?!

  • Truckducken Truckducken on Apr 25, 2013

    With Korean labor troubles, this probably looks like a better idea than ever. (Then again, the story could have been planted to put some pressure on Korean unions.) Group sales being as strong as they are, it's for sure there will be more H/K plants coming.

  • Schmitt trigger Schmitt trigger on Apr 25, 2013

    They are getting out of Kim Jong-Un's missile range.

    • SC5door SC5door on Apr 25, 2013

      I'm pretty sure a bottle rocket can go further than Kim's missile fleet.