The Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green reopened Monday morning following a two-week closure due to an ongoing parts shortage related to aluminum structural components and transmissions. However, workers were sent home early and the 2nd shift was called off due to a dangerous winter storm that swept across the center of the country.
The C8 Corvette Owners Facebook Group reported that just five Corvettes were completed for the day.
Chevrolet provided a statement on Monday to the Corvette Action Center regarding the status of the Bowling Green facility saying, “They did start up this morning on 1st but 2nd shift was canceled due to the impacts of winter weather. While normal operations are planned for tomorrow [Tuesday], we’re going to continue to monitor the weather.”
We reached out to a member of the Corvette Team this morning who told us 1st shift on Tuesday was told to stay home, and 2nd shift is being evaluated based on the current weather conditions.
GM closed facilities across multiple states beginning on Sunday. Shifts were canceled on Sunday and Monday at plants in Texas and Tennessee, while plants in Kentucky and Missouri were affected on Monday only. The Detroit Free Press says that slightly more than 8,000 workers have been affected across the four states and GM will continue to monitor weather conditions.
The National Corvette Museum was also closed on Monday and will remain closed until Wednesday due to the weather conditions.