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Kia takes Georgia plant offline after supplier fire

by Jeff Sabatini (RSS feed) on Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:30PM

Kia is shutting down the lines at its West Point, GA, factory today, after a fire struck a nearby parts supplier. According to Reuters, the Kia plant will be closed for two days, with production scheduled to resume on Wednesday morning. Kia builds its Optima sedan and Sorento crossover at the Georgia facility, and it also provides its corporate cousin Hyundai with Santa Fe crossovers. The plant operates three full shifts and has an annual production capacity of over 300,000 vehicles. The fire broke out at a factory owned by Daehan Solution on Saturday, according to a local TV report,... Read More

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