The Corvette Assembly Plant will be closed for another week according to those in the know we spoke with this afternoon. This news comes despite the earlier notice this week that the plant would reopen on February 8th. The plant is now rescheduled to open up on February 15th.
Our friends at the Corvette Action Center received a message from Chevy regarding next week’s closure:
Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of February 8. 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 15.
This week’s shutdown was related to shortages with the Corvette’s aluminum structures and transmissions. Next week’s shutdown could be part of the global shortage of semiconductor chips that has been in the news lately. GM announced earlier this week that four facilities would be shutting down due to the chip shortage, but Bowling Green Assembly wasn’t one of the plants listed at the time.
We’ll bring you any updates when we can.