KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has announced on Friday April 24, 2020 that the company has started the shipment of 15,000 medical face shields to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). According to the details, released by the PR News Wire News Agency, the company has manufactured all these medical shields at its production factory based in Georgia.
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner, Pat Wilson said, “Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia asked how they could help, and then stepped up to provide life-saving equipment for the heroes on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.”
“We thank Kia once again for being such a strong partner in our Georgia-made family,” Pat further added.
It is important to mention that all the medical face shields being produced at KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia are assembled by the paid volunteers from the company. The motor manufacturing company has also introduced the series of strict safety measures in order to ensure the security and safety of its employees from the Covid-19 Pandemic. These safety measures including the conducting regular temperature scans and providing Personal Protection Equipment to its employees.
The company has announced that it will gradually reach the face manufacturing up to 200,000 units per month. The company has further announced to donate 1 million USD to non-profit partners that provide assistance to the homeless youth of the country.
Boss of the KIA Motors North America, Sean Yoon said, “Kia is a proud member of the Georgia community and the talented team members of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia are giving it everything to supply desperately needed protective equipment to those on the frontlines of this pandemic.”
“Kia is grateful to both GEMA representatives and the healthcare workers on the frontlines of this crisis for their ongoing courage and bravery and hope that this donation helps them continue to give it everything,” Mr. Yoon further added.