One of the state’s largest manufacturing facilities, the Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, has been forced to shut down production this week due to a shortage in semiconductor chips.  The plant has lost about two weeks of production already this year due to the shortages, which have impacted automakers nationwide who rely on the computer chips in new vehicles.  The shortage is related to COVID-related work stoppages in Asia.  The delays have the sprawling west Georgia plant DRIFTING…

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