We’ve received some unfortunate news today that the Corvette Assembly Plant will be shutting down next week over supply issues.
Early this afternoon we were alerted to a post on the Corvette Forum regarding a change in TPWs (Target Production Week) for a customer:
That forum post says the OP (original poster) received an email from the National Corvette Museum’s R8C Museum Delivery Program about the change of the expected build date of his 2021 Corvette:
BGAP (Bowling Green Assembly Plant) has just announced a suspension of production for the week of 2/1 due to supply chain issues. Due to recent delays and this shutdown, the new anticipated completion date of your car is 2/12. If your previously scheduled tentative appointment does not fall at least 2 weeks beyond this date, we will need to reschedule.
Further confirmation comes from Chevrolet: Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of February 1. Our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production, and we expect the plant to resume normal operations on Monday, February 8.
This is the third shutdown related to supply issues following the reopening of the plant after the two-month COVID shut down back in May 2020. The last plant shutdown due to supply chain issues happened back in November. However, that was just a two-day shutdown following issues with suppliers in Mexico.
The Corvette Assembly Plant is currently running two shifts to build the 2021 Corvette. Plant workers can complete approximately 92-94 Corvettes per shift which totals out to 930-940 new Corvettes built over the five-day work week.
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