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Kia Rejiggers Georgia Plant for PPE

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Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. is using part of its West Point, Georgia factory to make face shields.

The shields are expected to be donated to essential workers in California, Georgia, Alabama and New York.

The automaker said paid volunteers are making shields, as many as 200,000 pieces monthly. Workers get masks, gloves and health checks; work stations meet social distancing rules.

Kia earlier donated N95 masks and gloves to OC healthcare workers and reworked payment and warranty options for Kia customers amid the pandemic.

Go here for more updates on OC companies’ responses to the coronavirus.

For ongoing, in-depth coverage of the coronavirus’ effects on OC businesses, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.

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