We learned today that Corvette Assembly Plant workers are transitioning to a 10-hour shift this week instead of the regular 8-hour shift as the plant continues to produce more and more 2020 Corvettes ahead of next week’s July 4th break.
The Corvette Assembly Plant will be closed the week of June 29-July 3rd as part of its annual summer break. With the 4th of July federal holiday falling on Friday, they will be missing only four days of production. When workers return on Monday, July 6th, the assembly plant is expected to start the long-awaited 2nd shift of Corvette production.
On Tuesday, workers completed the assembly of 115 new 2020 Corvettes while knocking out an additional 92 on Monday. To date, over 4,150 new Corvettes have been completed.
And speaking of production, we came across this tidbit that the Tonawanda powertrain facility outside of Buffalo, NY has been steadily cranking out the Stingray’s LT2 engines. On Monday and Tuesday, a combined total of 504 LT2 V8s were built.
Finally, sources tell us that a number of shipments are expected to head out this week as the final Quality Control holds since the plant restarted are being lifted.
Since the Corvette Assembly Plant reopened a month ago, we’ve been crossing our fingers and saying prayers to Zora that workers would be safe and well, and that production wouldn’t be interrupted by suppliers issues or other factors. So far we have been rewarded as BGAP has steadily ramped up its production totals and shipping to customers has resumed. And it two weeks, all this activity should really take off as the 2nd shift reports to work.
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