Editor's note: A headline on an earlier version of this story gave an incorrect location for Kia's U.S. assembly plant, and an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Kia spokeswoman Corinne Hodges.
LOS ANGELES -- Kia resumed limited production at its assembly plant in West Point, Ga., today after a weekend fire at a nearby supplier caused the automaker to halt production at its plant on Monday and Tuesday.
The plant assembles the Kia Sorento crossover, Kia Optima sedan and the Hyundai Santa Fe crossover.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia ran one shift of vehicle assembly today and has two assembly shifts planned on both Thursday and Friday, Spokeswoman Corinne Hodges says.
"It's our goal to get up and running as quickly as possible," she said.
Kia's assembly schedule for next week still must to be finalized, Hodges said.
Kia is enjoying particularly strong demand for the Kia Optima and Sorento.
Three shifts were canceled on Monday and Tuesday after a fire damaged a nearby plant of Daehan Solution on Saturday. Daehan Solution, based in South Korea, produces parts that reduce noise, vibration and harshness, such as headliners and engine covers.
The company is a supplier to Kia and Hyundai. Daehan Solution has a dedicated plant in Alabama to provide parts to Hyundai's assembly plant in Montgomery, Ala.
It's unclear when the supplier will be able to resume production. Hodges said she was unable to comment on the status of the supplier.
Kia sold 20,372 Optimas this year through February, a 135 percent increase from the first two months of 2011. Sales of the Sorento totaled 15,708 units in the same period, down 6 percent from last year.
Kia sold 80,555 vehicles in the United States in the first two months of 2012, a 33 percent increase from the same period last year.
The interruption should have little effect on the flow of vehicles to U.S. dealers.
Said Scott McKee, a spokesman for Kia Motors America: "We expect no lasting impact on supply or our record-setting sales momentum."