Just a quick post here to confirm that the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky is back to work this Monday morning after a two-week shutdown due to an undisclosed parts shortage. We reached out to Rachel Bagshaw at BGAP who confirmed this morning that regular production has resumed.
Last week, General Motor canceled the final allocation cycle for the 2021 model year, and that should help alleviate some of the pressure from the plant. GM has said they will complete all those orders who are at 3000 event status or higher.
As we reported last week, just three vehicles were completed during the last two weeks and that puts the VIN sequence count at 14561 for the 2021 model year.
We are hoping that the two-week shutdown allowed the supply chain to replenish and hopefully that will be enough of a cushion to allow the assembly plant the opportunity to complete the 2021 model year without further interruption. There are 13 weeks to go before the model year changeover is expected around Labor Day, which this year falls on Monday, September 6th. At an average of 180 cars per day, that means the plant could be working to complete some 11,000+ new Corvettes before the end of the model year.
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