We just got into Bowling Green early this afternoon for the National Corvette Museum’s annual Bash event and already we are hearing about a significant announcement regarding the Corvette set for tomorrow.
Local Bowling Green TV station WBKO-TV says that GM will be making a “major announcement” on Thursday, April 25 at the plant. Here is that news from the WBKO website:
Details are limited at this time, but General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will be joined by the Executive Vice President of Global manufacturing Gerald Johnson, United Workers Vice President Terry Dites and federal, state and local officials for the announcement.
What we are hearing on the ground is that GM will be expanding the workforce at Bowling Green Assembly Plant with those new workers coming from one or more of the GM plants that are closing. Sources tell us that the positions could be part of a rumored 2nd shift at the Corvette assembly plant.
Bowling Green Assembly has been the home of the Chevrolet Corvette since 1981. It’s long been rumored that a Cadillac mid-engine sports car may be in the works as well and would most likely be built in Kentucky alongside the C8 Corvette.
General Motors has invested heavily in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant over the last few years with nearly $900 million spent on various projects that include a new state-of-the-art paint shop and a complete redesign of the assembly line.
Chevrolet will reveal the next generation Corvette on 07.18.19 at a currently undisclosed location.
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