Montgomery, Ala., – On April 30, 2012, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) celebrated the 100,000th guest to tour the facility. Van Loomis, 82, of Citronelle, Ala., was honored as HMMA’s 100,000th tour guest while he visited Montgomery along with his wife and others from Citronelle Memorial Baptist Church.
Loomis was recognized by HMMA President and CEO Y.D. Lim and HMMA Vice Presidents H.I. Chung, Rick Neal, and Ashley Frye. He was awarded with a commemorative hat, a Hyundai Equus di-cast model, and a $500 gift card.
Loomis said the honor of being HMMA’s 100,000th tour guest came as quite a surprise. “This was the last thing from my mind,” he said. “I told myself, ‘Wow, this can’t be happening!’ But it did. I never win anything, not even a cake walk, but today is special.”
HMMA began giving tours in February 2005. The first official plant tour was given to then-Governor Bob Riley. Eight months later, in October 2005, tours were opened to the public.
For information on HMMA’s tour program, or to reserve a tour, call 334-387-8019 or visit www.hmmausa.com.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., is an independent manufacturing operation of Hyundai Motor Company, based in Seoul, Korea. HMMA currently produces the 2013 Sonata and Elantra sedans. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 900 Hyundai dealerships across North America.
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