Kia Motors Corp. insists its $1.2 billion plant under construction in West Point, GA, will open on schedule in fourth-quarter 2009 and that no delays are foreseen. A Kia spokesman at the auto maker’s Seoul headquarters refutes a recent report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that construction is behind and production will not begin until 2010. “It’s just speculation from security analysts,” the spokesman tells Ward’s. “Our official position is that the Georgia plant will open on ...

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