Corvette final inspection at Bowling Green

Corvette final inspection at Bowling Green

General Motors said it would invest US$131m in the Bowling Green assembly plant in Kentucky to support production of the next Chevrolet Corvette sports car.

The announcement was made yesterday (4 May) at an event held at the plant. Around 250 additional jobs will be created in Kentucky according to GM.

"This investment in Kentucky is among $3.4 bn made in the US since mid-2009 to keep or create more than 9,000 jobs for American workers," GM North America president, Mark Reuss said.

The plant is scheduled to continue building its current Corvette for at least the next two model years, including 2012, the company said.

Bowling Green has been producing the Corvette since 1981.

Nearly 400 production workers, represented by the United Auto Workers union branch 'Local 2164', assemble these vehicles on a one-shift, 10-hour, Monday-Thursday production schedule.