Looks like we are getting closer to the formal announcement that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will be temporarily closed later this year as it undergoes significant upgrades to the assembly line process.
A new report from Bowling Green’s WKYF-FM says that the facility will temporarily lay off employees while the upgrades are being made. A spokeswoman for the plant has confirmed that the plant will be closing and that a decision on the exact dates and length are still being made.
There are 840 hourly workers at Corvette’s assembly plant along with 165 salaried employees. Some of those workers will stay on during the plant’s closure.
General Motors announced in June 2016 that the plant would be receiving a $290 million investment specifically to “upgrade and modify the plant’s vehicle assembly operations with new technologies and processes.”
The closure is expected to happen during the summer and fall months. Our sources are telling us that the plant could be closed from August into November but it could happen as soon as June after the last 2017 model is produced.
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