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General Motors (GM) recently announced that it will add a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to support production of the next-generation Corvette, which will be revealed on July 18, 2019. The addition of the second shift will increase the plant’s workforce to more than 1,300.
“The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next-generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and today’s announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18.”
Since 2011, GM has invested more than $900 million in the Bowling Green plant, including investments toward a new body shop, increased engine capacity, a new paint shop, a new performance build center and additional plant upgrades.
The plant has produced more than 1 million Corvettes since opening in 1981. It also has the largest solar array of any automaker in Kentucky, and its annual economic impact includes more than $76 million in state wages and $15 million in income tax.
For more information, visit www.gm.com.