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Cold Weather Forces GM to Idle the Corvette Assembly Plant

by Keith Cornett on January 10, 2014

Cold Weather Forces GM to Idle the Corvette Assembly Plant

GM was forced to idle several production facilities on Wednesday including the Corvette Assembly Plant. The plant shutdown was due to the extreme winter weather in much of the country which has delayed the delivery of essential parts to the Bowling Green facility.

BGA plant spokesperson Andrea Hales told the Tennessean.com that the line was stopped on Wednesday because trucks bringing those parts to Bowling Green were delayed by the weather. She said several hundred of the plant’s 800 hourly workers were affected by the shutdown.

“They all came to work, but we had to send some employees on the assembly line home,” Hales said. “But not all, because our paint and body shops were still working. We feel like we’ll be running full production on Thursday, though.”

Other GM facilities in the Tennessee Valley were also affected with parts shortages.

The Spring Hill assembly plant which makes the Chevrolet Equinox crossover SUV and is responsible for four-cycle engines production, body parts and other GM vehicle components was also partly idled on Wednesday but the line was expected to be back up on Thursday.

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Source:
Tennessean.com

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