KMMG temporarily stops production due to supply chain issue

Published 7:44 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia has stopped production temporarily due to a supply chain issue, according to a statement from the company Thursday.

“The supply chain issue caused us to cancel production beginning with the first shift today. We expect production to resume on Monday,” the statement read. “We do have maintenance and salaried team members here, and we are taking advantage of this downtime to do extra sanitizing in our facility. This is in addition to the heavy cleaning already taking place.”

In previous reporting, Kia has said that in response to the coronavirus outbreak, a COVID-19 response team had been created to monitor the situation. As of Wednesday, there was no reported plans to slow production.

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KMMG said the company has taken several steps to prevent the spread COVID-19, including the suspension of business travel to countries designated as high-risk areas by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Additional measures include:

  • Development of implementation of a screening protocol for visitors;
  • Restricted access for international travelers that have not been stateside for a minimum of two weeks;
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations or pump bottles located on the KMMG campus;
  • Enhancement to the frequency of sanitary cleaning practices while providing additional supplies and materials to its cleaning contractors based on the latest cleaning practice information;
  • Suspension of KMMG’s public tour program;
  • Providing various health and COVID-19 related links to team members on our internal app; and
  • Closing KMMG’s on-site fitness center.