Kia Georgia plant production to stop for 2 days from March 19 after parts supplier caught by fire (Video)

By on Mar 19, 2012 in Business, United States Comments

Kia Motors Corp. announced on Saturday, March 17, 2012 that its production at its US plant will be stopped for two days, after a fire broke out that day on a supplier’s plant in Georgia, as shown in the news video below.

According to Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) that day, production for all its three shifts in their plant will be cancelled from Monday, March 19 to Tuesday, March 20 but did not reveal the reason.

“Production is scheduled to resume at 6:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 21. All salaried team members should report to work at their regularly scheduled hours.” A statement reads at

“Group leaders will directly contact any individual production or maintenance team members who will be needed to report to KMMG during those times. Team members are asked to check the KMMG hotline at 706-902-7777 and local radio stations and other local media outlets for updates.” The statement added.

As noted at WRBL News 3, the KIA supplier plant in Georgia being run by Daehan Solution and manufactures insulation and noise reduction products had a fire on Saturday and firefighters were called at around 5 a.m. (local time) that morning.

“The fire had already vented the roof on the northwest corner of the building.” West Point Fire Chief Milton Smith was quoted on the report, with incident noted to have lasted for around 5 hours but no one was injured.

Meanwhile, Daehan Solution management was said to be still coordinating with local authorities that might have caused the incident, with Kia noting that delivery will not be affected since there is still enough inventory.

News about fire at KIA supplier plant in Georgia being run by Daehan Solution
Video Credit: WRBL News 3

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