Kia has joined other automakers in the U.S. who have converted their assemblyplants to aiding those in need of personal protective equipment (PPE), during the COVID-19 pandemic. While practicing social distancing, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has built an initial supply of 15,000 face shields.
These face shields we be used by those heroes on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, according to Georgia's Department of Economic Development Commissioner, Pat Wilson.
Face shields are being assembled by paid volunteers from KMMG, Kia will be gradually increasing face shield production, ultimately reaching a capacity of 200,000 units per month, in support of donations the company has scheduled over the next several weeks to medical facilities in Southern California and New York.
KMMG is expected to start production again building cars on May 5.