Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) announced a contribution of $100,000 to the J. Randy Jackson Scholarship Fund at the THINC College and Career Academy during the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast in LaGrange.
“Randy was truly a visionary leader that was so instrumental in the launch of the THINC College and Career Academy,” said THINC CEO Kathy Carlisle. “He had an extraordinary commitment to developing workforce and improving the lives of students throughout our region. This scholarship will be a lasting tribute to the true catalyst for bringing THINC to Troup County.”
Jackson passed away on Friday, May 20 after leading KMMG through its construction phase, the hiring of more than 3,000 team members, the plant’s expansion of production capacity, multiple successful vehicle launches, the grand opening of THINC College and Career Academy and numerous other projects.