GM Invests Additional $290 Million in Bowling Green’s Corvette Plant
Today General Motors announced a $290 million investment into the automaker’s Bowling Green Assembly plant, which has long been home to Chevy Corvette production. GM says that the money will be used to provide technological upgrades and modifications to the plant’s vehicle assembly operations.
These upgrades are on top of GM’s previous $439 million paint shop investment, announced in May of last year, which added new tools and robots to the Bowling Green facility, while also reducing energy costs.
Over half of the new investment, $153 million, has been included in an application to participate in the Kentucky Business Incentive (KBI).
“GM has a long tradition of commitment to southcentral Kentucky and to producing, in Warren County, the finest sports cars in America,” said Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. “This benefits our entire state, both as a source of pride and as a tremendous contributor to our economy.”
“For 35 years, the Bowling Green Assembly Plant has provided jobs to thousands of Kentuckians and to hundreds of suppliers and vendors. We congratulate GM and offer our commitment to lending them support for this project and any others they may undertake in the future,” the Governor added.
GM says it plans to begin implementing technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements to the facility this summer.
“We are making technology investments that will continue to improve our manufacturing processes and ultimately the quality of our vehicles,” North American Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones said of the investment. “We are putting Corvette customers first by building upon our world-class manufacturing process.”
“For over 35 years our members in Bowling Green have built quality products with pride,” added UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. “This investment will give UAW members the tools of a world-class production facility to continue to craft one of the world’s most iconic automobiles.”