Kia to shut down production at Georgia plant



Kia announced it is shutting down production at its plant in Georgia next week due to the spread of COVID-19 and supply chain concerns, they announced Tuesday.

“In response to the unprecedented situation arising with the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and supply chain concerns, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. will suspend production at its West Point, Ga. facility effective Monday, March 30,” they said in a news release.

A previously planned shutdown had already been scheduled for April 6-10 for “new model equipment changes,” so production is planned to resume on Monday, April 13, they said.

“While operations are suspended, KMMG will perform additional cleaning and disinfecting processes of work stations throughout the plant, the release said. “The adjustment will also provide team members with time for adjusting personal and family priorities related to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.”