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Recovered Quadriplegic Spends Day Living Out His Dream At Corvette_Plant

Add another chapter to the amazing life story of Patrick Rummerfield.

Rummerfield is known around the world as the only fully recovered quadriplegic in history, having come back from a 1970’s car wreck that had left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Last Wednesday, the long-time Corvette fan spent a day installing hoods at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

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Corvette Museum's Zoning Request for Motorsports Park Clears Next Hurdle

The National Corvette Museum’s plans for a motorsports park remain on track for a proposed 2014 opening after the Warren County Fiscal Court on March 21 unanimously approved the first reading of a rezoning ordinance.

The museum must have the 405 acres of land changed from agriculture to planned unit development zoning for the facility to be built.

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Corvette Museum Gets Zoning for Motorsport Park

by Mitch Talley on March 8, 2012

Corvette Museum Gets Zoning for Motorsport Park

It’s looking better and better for the National Corvette Museum’s plans to build a motorsports park to be used for high-performance driving and testing.

The City-County Planning Commission voted 8-3 to allow the museum to rezone more than 400 acres of land near Porter Pike and McGinnis Road from Agriculture to Planned Unit Development, the Bowling Green Daily News reports.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Reveals Future Plans

by Mitch Talley on March 7, 2012

[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Reveals Future Plans

Happy days are here again, at least for workers at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Folks like Todd Largent, who was laid off 3½ years ago, and other workers with recall rights, are being summoned back to work just in time for the seventh generation of America’s sports car expected to arrive next year.

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[VIDEO] Larry the Cable Guy Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Larry the Cable Guy’s Only in America TV show recently stopped in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he filmed a segment at the Corvette assembly plant. Larry proves that he wouldn’t be a good addition to the local labor force as we watch him touch a newly painted door and struggle with putting together a set of seat belts.

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Corvette Assembly Plant Announces Suspension of Tours

by Keith Cornett on February 24, 2012

Corvette Assembly Plant Announces Suspension of Tours

The National Corvette Museum recently posted the following notice on their facebook page about the tour schedule at the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green:

All GM Corvette Plant tours will cease on September 14, 2012. The date for tours to resume has yet to be determined. Of course, you can always come visit us at the Museum! We are open daily, 8am-5pm.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Celebrates 30th Anniversary

by Keith Cornett on September 5, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Bowling Green Assembly Plant celebrated its 30th anniversary of producing America’s favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. Workers wearing red shirts gathered outside the facility and formed a giant bowtie for a commemorative photo. Here’s a news report from Bowling Green’s WBKO-TV about the anniversary and we hear from Plant Manager Dave Tatman who voiced his appreciation for the support the plant receives from the surrounding communities.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Workers Talk About Moving from St. Louis to Bowling Green

St. Louis Today has an interesting article and an accompanying video about former St. Louis General Motors employees who transferred to Bowling Green in the 1980′s to keep their jobs assembling the Corvette. The transition from St. Louis to Bowling Green wasn’t particularly smooth for the transplanted UAW members as GM had promised new jobs to local Warren County residents. But many of those jobs failed to materialize as over 900 workers from St. Louis took advantage of a relocation offer and moved to Bowling Green with the Corvette.

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GM to Invest $131 Million in Bowling Green Assembly Plant
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum

GM North American President Mark Reuss brought some very good news to state and local community leaders in Bowling Green as well as for the 500 employees of the Corvette Assembly Plant and Corvette lovers everywhere. General Motors will be investing $131 million in the plant for upgrading tooling and machinery and will create as many as 250 new jobs in advance of producing the up-coming C7 Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Interview with Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman

At the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash, we talked with Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman. Dave came to Bowling Green last August and calls his assignment a “dream job”. We spoke about the shortage of the metallic paint pigment Xirallic and if that will effect production of the Centennial’s Carbon Flash paint, the investment in the plant by GM (being announced today btw), and the people who build the greatest sports car in the world.

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