GM has announced that it is going up to fill up a second shift at the Bowling Green Assembly plant where the Corvette has been built since 1981. GM plans to add another 400 workers at the factory, and they will be to build the mid-engine C8 Corvette that is supposed to debut on July 18.
“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,” GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said in a statement. “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 get us one step closer to its reveal on July 18.”
GM has also announced that as the C7 Corvette ends production, the final ride made will be auctioned off this summer. The proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.