Cleaning up the community

By Melanie Ruberti

July 8, 2014

Employees of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) are beautifying Troup County one area at a time.

The team, along with their suppliers Powertech America, Sewon America, and Johnson Controls Inc., focused their efforts on West Point Lake at Pyne Road Park in LaGrange.

Sixty eight employees were joined by their families and friends picked up enough trash to fill 52 trash bags.

“Keeping West Point Lake clean is a great way to help the environment in the community we call home, and this team-building activity provides a positive example for all team members that working together can have a powerful impact,” said Stuart Countess, vice president of quality for KMMG.

Afterwards, KMMG team members also enjoyed outdoor activities on the lake.

“My daughter and I really enjoyed spending the day cleaning the lake with our supplier partners,” said Tracy Rome, benefits at KMMG. “It’s such a beautiful area. We also enjoyed the lunch afterward and the kayaking activities. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.”

Every few weeks, KIA team members tackle a new area as a way to keep Troup County beautiful.