i n s i g h t s April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010
© HMMA 2010
Hyundai dealers tour plant,
drive sonata and tucson
Left: Each of the 725 dealers visiting
HMMA was given a tour of the plant
to see how high-quality Sonatas and
Santa Fes are built here in Montgomery.
Below: Hyundai dealers test-drove the
all-new 2010 Tucson in an Autocross
event staged on the PDI back lot to
experience the crossover’s performance first-hand.
n April 13, 2010, 725 Hyundai dealers descended upon Montgomery
and HMMA for Hyundai’s National Dealer
Meeting. The three-day conference was
held to bring dealers together to showcase the new and exciting products
Hyundai has recently released, as well as
a few that are on the horizon for the coming year.
The dealers’ trip to HMMA was the
marquee event for the convention.
At HMMA, the dealers were treated to
two tours of the facility. One tour took the
dealers by bus around the plant grounds
to see how beautiful HMMA truly is. They
saw that HMMA Team Members work
among well-landscaped lawns and flower
beds, and that Hyundai takes great pride
in providing a beautiful place to work.
The second tour was of the assembly
process. The dealers toured Stamping,
Welding and General Assembly. They saw
how the hard work of all HMMA Team
Members comes together to produce the
high-quality Sonatas and Santa Fes that
are often the dealers’ top sellers.
The dealers each got behind the
wheel of a brand new 2010 Tucson during
the Tucson Autocross. A cone course was
set up, and the dealers were challenged to
put the Tucson through its paces and get a
feel for how the new crossover performs.
The highlight of the day was when
each of the dealers got a turn to drive a
new 2011 Sonata along roads in Montgomery as part of the Sonata Discovery
Drive. The drive route took the dealers to
historic locations around Montgomery,
and the drive gave them each the opportunity to get a first-hand feel for the car’s
excellent driving experience.
The day was quite a success, and the
Hyundai dealers left HMMA feeling excited about the 2011 Sonata and the quality
and workmanship that goes into building
each and every vehicle.
Congratulations, Team Members of the Month!
stamping shop
eff Parrott is a Team Member
on the washer belts line in
the stamping shop. Recently, he
implemented a new cleaning
process that allows a more thorough cleaning of the belts, reducing contaminates sticking to
the steel blanks traveling down
the belts. Cleaner blanks result
in reduced reworks and scrap,
as well as decreased cleaning
time and improved efficiency.
general assembly
on Smith has been an
HMMA Team Member for
five years, and works on the
trim line in general assembly.
He is quality-minded and has
caught many defects coming
from other departments. Don
keeps cost savings in mind
and has made many suggestions for cost reductions. He
has a great attendance record
of 100 percent.
quality control
enton Bettis is a member
of the quality control team,
and his work reflects his quality mindset. He goes above and
beyond to ensure that each
vehicle leaving PDI is within
HMMA’s quality standards, and
he has a great understanding
of customer satisfaction. Kenton is always willing to support
other Team Members in any
area he is needed.
ames Riley is a maintenance Team Member in
the paint shop. In late March,
James assisted production
in eliminating sags that were
coming from the rear door
robot in the primer booth. He
worked tirelessly throughout
his shift to identify the root
cause of the problem and resolve it with minimum impact
on production.
plant engineering
ritanie Werth is a specialist in production control.
She recently spearheaded the
effort to improve the reporting process of moving parts
panel usage. Britanie set up a
database and developed the
spreadsheet and tools used
daily to communicate problem areas and improve upon
production control
any Team Members go above and beyond their responsibilities to help HMMA achieve its mission of
building high-quality vehicles in an efficient manner.
A few of those high-achieving Team Members go even
further, like performing exceptional work to improve a process, reduce costs, or further assure that the Hyundai customer is getting a superior vehicle.
Here are March’s Team Members of the Month, who
have shown great dedication to their jobs at HMMA!
Administrative Team Members of the Quarter
First Quarter 2010 Recipients
usan Stuck is an
assistant manager in the tax section of the finance
department. Early
this year, Susan
independently to develop
and analyze all of HMMA’s federal tax
filings and positions. Her evaluations
helped HMMA successfully comply
with tax regulations for the 2009 tax
is a specialist in
the public relations
produces videos for
HMTV. His video segments bring recognition to Team Members
as well as attention to safety and quality initiatives. Adam has helped numerous other
departments save time and money by producing training videos and other materials
for use both inside and out of HMMA.
public relations
elecia McIntyre
is an assistant
manager in the employment
of the human resources department.
She coordinated the
execution of an online system to help Team Members with
skills improvement, and she developed
and implemented HMMA’s first internship
program which began with four interns in
January 2010.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
MMA would like to thank Team Members for their hard work and dedication, and their families for their support,
with Team Member Appreciation Day. The
event will be held on Saturday, May 22.
Team Members and families are invited to the HMMA grounds that Saturday
for a day of family fun, including 12 carnival rides, like a Ferris Wheel, and even a
Nintendo Wii Interactive Area!
A live band is scheduled to perform
for everyone’s enjoyment throughout the
afternoon, and unlimited food and drink
will be provided from 3:00 to 8:00! Menu
items will include bar-b-que pulled pork,
hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken,
plus more!
To close out the action-packed day of
fun and excitement, a fireworks show will
take place at 8:00 p.m.!
wristband which may be used to bring
a guest. Team Members with special
circumstances that require additional
tickets may contact their Team Relations
Representative. Wristbands will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, May
10. More information will be communicated via Team Advisor at a later date.
ENTRY: Each HMMA Team Member and
each guest must be wearing a wristband
to enter the event. HMMA Team Members must bring their HMMA identification badge and accompany their guests.
NO EXCEPTIONS; this rule will be strictly
PARKING: All parking lots will be available
during Team Member Appreciation Day.
Team Members may ride shuttle buses
from any of the parking lots to Gate 3 for
entry. Parking on Hyundai Blvd is strictly
prohibited. Cars parked on Hyundai Blvd
during Team Member Appreciation Day
will be towed at the owner’s expense.
DRESS CODE: Casual Dress; NO inappropriate clothing such as bikini tops, shortshorts, etc. will be permitted. Team Wear
is not required.
CAMERAS: Cameras will be allowed on
HMMA premises for Team Member Appreciation Day outside the buildings only.
No photographs are permitted inside the
TIME: Team Member Appreciation Day
will be held from 3:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
TOURS: Self-guided tours will be available. Team Members must accompany
their family along the tour.
LOCATION: Festivities will be held at
HMMA. Entry and exit will be allowed
through Gate 3 only.
FOOD: Food and drinks will be unlimited and available at no cost from 3:00
ELIGIBILITY: Each Team Member will
receive one ticket per person insured on
their Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.
Team Members who do not have any
dependants listed will receive one extra
TRANSPORTATION: Trams will run
throughout the day to help Team Members and guests travel around the HMMA
campus. The trams will follow a prede-
Fireworks will begin at 8:00 p.m. on
Team Member Appreciation Day.
termined route and make stops at designated locations.
DEPARTURE: To leave Team Member
Appreciation Day, Team Members and
guests may ride the shuttle bus or walk to
the parking lot. If you choose to ride the
shuttle bus, please wait in the designated
pick-up/drop-off area for the bus to arrive.
• Nintendo Wii Interactive Area
• Carnival Rides (Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Scrambler, etc.)
• Live Band
• Fireworks
HMMA 401(K)
of the first 4%
The increase to the HMMA
401(K) employer match of 80%
of the first 4% contributed by a
Team Member will be effective
April 19, 2010, the first day of pay
period 10.
HMMA has moved the effective date forward in compliance
with guidelines set forth in the
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing
Alabama, LLC 401(K) Plan.
n April 1, 2010, Hyundai Motor
America and its dealers launched
the 2010 Hyundai Hope on Wheels tour
during Hyundai’s press conference at the
New York International Auto Show. With
newly-named Hope on Wheels National
Youth Ambassador Brianna Commerford
standing by, Hyundai CEO John Krafcik
announced the 2010 tour, which will visit
more than 40 children’s hospitals across
the country. This year’s tour will donate
$2.1 million to support childhood cancer
research, including a donation to an Alabama hospital.
Hope on Wheels National Youth Ambassador Brianna, currently 12 years old,
battled Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
when she was just ten. Now healthy
and in remission, Brianna wants to share
her story to spread awareness and help
bring hope to other children facing cancer. Brianna will serve a two-year term
as the Hope on Wheels National Youth During Hyundai’s national dealer meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, a check for $40,000
was presented to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama as part of the 2010 Hyundai Hope
The first official hospital donation on Wheels tour. The check presentation took place at the Physicians to Children Clinic in
event of the year took place as Hope on Montgomery. In 2010, Hope on Wheels will donate a total of $2.1 million to support pediWheels donated $125,000 to the Hope & atric cancer research nationwide.
Heroes program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. ing Alabama for their annual national
The night of the dealer meeting’s
Children receiving treatment at the hos- dealer meeting.
kick-off event at the Renaissance Convenpital joined Brianna and New York area
The second hospital donation of tion Center, Brianna addressed the dealHyundai
the 2010 Hope on ers. She dazzled the audience with both
for a special HandWheels tour was her story of cancer survival and her ease
print Ceremony at
made to the Chil- on stage, and stood as an excellent repthe Hyundai booth
dren’s Hospital of resentative for Hyundai and the children
at the Auto Show.
Alabama in the Hope on Wheels serves.
This year marks Hyundai’s 12th year
The children placed
amount of $40,000.
their handprints in
The donation of commitment to supporting childhood
colorful paint on a
will support the re- cancer research efforts.
Hyundai and its dealers have doMontgomery-built
search of Dr. Gregory
2010 Hyundai Santa
Friedman, a hema- nated more than $14 million to children’s
Brianna Commerford, Hyundai’s
Fe, the official vetologist-oncologist hospitals nationwide and collected hunnew Hope on Wheels National Youth
hicle of the Hope
at the Children’s Hos- dreds of handprints from children fightAmbassador, places her handprint on
on Wheels Tour, to
pital of Alabama. Dr. ing childhood cancer. Every time a new
a 2010 Santa Fe during a ceremony at
commemorate their
Friedman has been Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., $5 is
Physicians to Children in Montgomery.
brave battles with
selected as a 2010 donated to Hope on Wheels.
More information and the comchildhood cancer.
Hyundai Scholar and
Just two weeks after the 2010 Hope his research is exploring viral therapy as a plete list of 2010 Hyundai Hope on
on Wheels kick-off, U.S. Hyundai dealers targeted treatment for aggressive cancers Wheels tour stops is available at
gathered at Hyundai Motor Manufactur- in children.
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700 Hyundai Boulevard
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HMMA Vision and Mission Statements
Vision Statement:
Our team provides value for your future.
Mission Statement:
To create exceptional automotive value for our customers by harmoniously blending safety, quality and efficiency. With our diverse team, we will provide
responsible stewardship to our community and environment while achieving stability and security now and for future generations.
team members step up to support
our community
On Saturday, April 17, 2010, 25 HMMA Team Members gathered
at Cramton Bowl for the 2010 Walk of Life. The event, sponsored
by the Joy to Life Foundation, helps provide free mammograms
for the medically underserved in 28 counties in Alabama.
HMMA was a proud sponsor of the Walk of Life, and a 2011
Sonata led the walkers through downtown Montgomery.
On Saturday, April 24, 2010, seven Team Members came
together at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre to participate in the
March of Dimes’ March for Babies. The March of Dimes raises
funds to fulfill their mission to improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
HMMA proudly led the march with a 2011 Sonata.