WEST POINT, GA – It would have been a grand celebration for this small city on the Alabama border 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Atlanta, but unfortunately the guest of honor failed to show up and the hoopla has been postponed. April 26 was to be the formal groundbreaking for a new $1.2 billion, 2-million-sq.-ft. (185,800-sq.-m) Kia Motors Corp. assembly plant scheduled to begin operations here two years from now. The first cars are to be built in 2009, reviving a region hit hard in ...

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