insights 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. O 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. D 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. J 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 J K B 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 them. production control M 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 S usan Stuck is an assistant manager in the tax section of the finance department. Early this year, Susan worked 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 year. A dam Vincent is a specialist in the public relations department who 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 employment elecia McIntyre is an assistant manager in the employment section 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. finance/tax D TEAM MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY! Saturday, May 22, 2010 H 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 enforced. 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 buildings. 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 to 8:00. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED ON HMMA PROPERTY. 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. FUN FOR EVERYONE: • Nintendo Wii Interactive Area • Carnival Rides (Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Scrambler, etc.) • Live Band • Fireworks HMMA 401(K) EMPLOYER MATCH INCREASES TO 80% 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. HYUNDAI DONATES $2.1 MILLION TO CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH WITH 2010 HOPE ON WHEELS TOUR O 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 Ambassador. 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 dealers 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 www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org. gathered at Hyundai Motor Manufactur- in children. Prsrt Std U.S. Postage PAID Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC Permit No. 456 Montgomery, AL 700 Hyundai Boulevard Montgomery, Alabama 36105 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.
© Copyright 2018